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Superior transverse scapular ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum transversum scapulae superius, Ligament transverse supérieur de la scapula

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Group

Upper limb joints - Pectoral girdle

Description

A strong, flat, short ligamentous band that courses between the base of the coracoid process and the medial margin of the scapular notch. This ligament converts the scapular notch into a small foramen. Sometimes the ligament ossifies.

Function

Vestigal function related to the coracoids evolutionary history as a separate bone.

Latin

Ligamentum transversum scapulae superius

French

Ligament transverse supérieur de la scapula

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