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The pectoral arch refers to the skeletal structure primarily composed of the scapula and clavicle, located in the upper region of the torso. Also known as the shoulder girdle, it plays a crucial role in connecting the upper limbs to the axial skeleton, providing stability and facilitating various arm movements.
- The pectoral arch is essential for shoulder mobility during activities such as lifting and throwing.
- Injuries to the pectoral arch can result in limited range of motion and pain in the shoulders.
- Physical therapists often prescribe exercises to strengthen the muscles surrounding the pectoral arch.