Shoulder bursae

Shoulder bursae refers to sacs surrounding the shoulder joint that are filled with synovial fluid. As with bursae in general, they facilitate movement and reduce friction reduces friction at tendon-tendon and tendon-bone interfaces. 

There are five main bursae around the shoulder. They include:

Sometimes authors include a 6th bursal space which is the

Anatomy: Upper limb
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Article information

rID: 43309
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Shoulder bursa
  • Bursa around the shoulder joint

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: shoulder bursae diagram
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  • Case 1: distended SASD bursa - MRI
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