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Costotransverse ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum costotransversarium, Ligament costotransversaire

Parts

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Group

Thoracic joints

Description

This is a thin irregular series of ligamentous bands that fill the gap between the neck of the rib and the transverse process of the vertebra, from the costotransverse joint capsule laterally to the costovertebral joint capsule medially.

Function

Stabilizes the costovertebral joints and limits movements of the rib.

Latin

Ligamentum costotransversarium

French

Ligament costotransversaire

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