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Coraco-acromial ligament

Other Terms: Coracoacromial ligament, Ligamentum coracoacromiale, Ligament coracoacromial

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Group

Upper limb joints - Pectoral girdle

Description

A flat, triangular ligamentous sheet with a wide base attaching to the lateral margin of the coracoid process and a narrow apex attaching to the acromion just anterior to the articular surface for the clavicle.

Function

Vestigal function related to fact that coracoid and acromion evolved as separate bones.

Latin

Ligamentum coracoacromiale

French

Ligament coracoacromial

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