Posterior sternoclavicular ligament

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Posterior sternoclavicular ligament
Sternoclavicular articulation. Anterior view.
From sternum (manubrium)
To clavicle
Latin ligamentum sternoclaviculare posterius
TA A03.5.04.004
FMA 26012
Anatomical terminology

The posterior sternoclavicular ligament is a band of fibers, covering the posterior surface of the sternoclavicular joint. It is attached above to the upper and back part of the sternal end of the clavicle, and, passing obliquely downward and medialward, is fixed below to the back of the upper part of the manubrium sterni.

It is in relation, in front, with the articular disk and synovial membranes; behind, with the Sternohyoideus and Sternothyreoideus.


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