Suspensory ligament of axilla

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Suspensory ligament of axilla
Latin Ligamentum suspensorium axillae
TA A04.6.03.003
FMA 37414
Anatomical terminology

The suspensory ligament of axilla, or Gerdy's ligament, is a suspensory ligament that connects the clavipectoral fascia to the axillary fascia. This union shapes the axilla (underarm).[1]


  1. ^ The American Heritage Medical Dictionary (Revised edition of 2nd ed.). Houghton Mifflin Company. 2007. ISBN 9780618824359. OCLC 71223299. Retrieved 2 October 2012.