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Bony Landmarks of the Shoulder

Sternoclavicular joint - the articulation of the proximal end of the clavicle and the clavicular notch of the manubrium
Clavicle - medial to lateral, comparing both sides.
Acromioclavicular joint - the articulation between the distal end of the clavicle and the acromion of the scapula.
Acromion - just lateral to the acromioclavicular joint; a triangular process jutting out over the glenohumeral joint.
Spine of scapula - palpate posteriorly from the acromion, lateral to medial.
Greater tubercle of humerus - just lateral and inferior to the acromion. Tenderness may indicate rotator cuff tendinitis.
Coracoid process - slightly medial and inferior to the acromioclavicular joint.
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