Coracoclavicular ligament

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Coracoclavicular ligament
The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula.
Glenoid fossa of right side.
From coracoid process
To clavicle
Latin ligamentum coracoclaviculare
TA A03.5.03.004
FMA 26029
Anatomical terminology

The coracoclavicular ligament serves to connect the clavicle with the coracoid process of the scapula.

It does not properly belong to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint articulation, but is usually described with it, since it forms a most efficient means of retaining the clavicle in contact with the acromion. It consists of two fasciculi, the trapezoid ligament in front, and the conoid ligament behind. There is very little movement at the AC joint[citation needed].

These ligaments are in relation, in front, with the subclavius and deltoideus; behind, with the trapezius. The coracoclavicular ligament is the strongest stabilizer of the AC joint.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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