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Subdeltoid Bursa
Connective Tissue

Subdeltoid Bursa

Bursa subdeltoidea

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Structure

The subdeltoid bursa is a closed sac of synovial fluid that sits on the glenohumeral joint capsule. It is in communication with the subacromial bursae.

Function

The subdeltoid bursa permits smooth movement of the rotator cuff deep to the coracoacromial arch (Paulsen and Waschke, 2013, Standring, 2016).

List of Clinical Correlates

—Bursitis

—Septic bursitis

References

Paulsen, F. and Waschke, J. (2013) Sobotta Tables of Muscles, Joints and Nerves, English: Tables to 15th ed. of the Sobotta Atlas. Elsevier Health Sciences Germany.

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series: Elsevier Limited.

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Synovial Bursa

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