Deltoid Muscle

The deltoid muscle is the triangular muscle that covers the upper arm and shoulder joint. It moves the upper arm forward, backward, to the side, and away from the body.

Current as of: May 23, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery