Coracohumeral ligament

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Ligament: Coracohumeral ligament
The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula. (Coracohumeral visible at center right.)
Latin ligamentum coracohumerale
Gray's p.318
From coracoid process (scapula)
To greater tubercle of humerus
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12492016

The coracohumeral ligament is a broad ligament which strengthens the upper part of the capsule of the shoulder joint.

It arises from the lateral border of the coracoid process, and passes obliquely downward and lateralward to the front of the greater tubercle of the humerus, blending with the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle.

This ligament is intimately united to the capsule by its posterior and lower border; but its anterior and upper border presents a free edge, which overlaps the capsule.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.