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Radiate ligament of head of ...

Other Terms: Ligamentum capitis costae radiatum, Ligament radié de la tête costale

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Group

Thoracic joints

Description

As the name suggests, this ligament radiates like a fan from the head of the rib to the lateral surface of the bodies of the two vertebrae that articulate with the rib. It is in the form of a thin ligamentous sheet that covers the anterior surface of the costovertebral joint capsule.

Function

Stabilizes the costovertebral joints and limits movements of the rib.

Latin

Ligamentum capitis costae radiatum

French

Ligament radié de la tête costale

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