Transverse humeral ligament

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Transverse humeral ligament
Capsule of shoulder-joint (distended). Anterior aspect. (Transverse humeral ligament labeled at center left.)
From greater tubercle
To lesser tubercle
Latin Ligamentum transversum humeri
TA A03.5.08.005
FMA 38406
Anatomical terminology

The transverse humeral ligament (Brodie's ligament[1]) forms a broad band bridging the lesser and greater tubercle of the humerus. Its attachments are limited superior to the epiphysial line. By enclosing the canal of the bicipital groove (intertubercular groove), it functions to hold the long head of the biceps tendon within the bicipital groove.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 319 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)