Synovial Joint Process

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A ball and socket synovial joint make up the shoulder. Located Inside the joint is a bursa; a flat fibrous sac lined with a synovial membrane with synovial fluid inside. The bursa reduces friction caused by rubbing of the bones in every day movements. There are two bursae in the shoulder: the subscapular bursa protects the subscapularis tendon as it travels over the neck of the scapula, and the sub acromial bursa, located above the glen humeral joint beneath the acromion and the curacao-acromial ligaments. The shoulder is surrounded by a loose fibrous tissue capsule that is lined by a synovial membrane, which covers every part of the shoulder but areas already covered by articular cartilage. The purpose of the synovial membrane is to lubricate
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