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As shoulder is in vertebrates , including humans , the body region to the shoulder joints called. It consists of the bones of the shoulder girdle , the head of the humerus and the soft tissues surrounding them .

The shoulder is divided into four regions in anatomy:

The front shoulder area belongs to the chest , the rear to the back .


  • G.-H. Schumacher: Topographical Human Anatomy. Georg Thieme Verlag, 5th edition 1988, p. 420.

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