Coracohumeral ligament

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Coracohumeral ligament
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The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula. (Coracohumeral visible at center right.)
Details
Latin ligamentum coracohumerale
From coracoid process (scapula)
To greater tubercle of humerus
Identifiers
Gray's p.318
Dorlands
/Elsevier
l_09/12492016
TA A03.5.08.004
FMA 34951
Anatomical terminology

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. It has two bands, anterior and posterior that insert into the lesser and greater tuberosities of the humerus respectively.

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

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