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Posterior sternoclavicular ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum sternoclaviculare posterius, Ligament sternoclaviculaire postérieur

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Group

Upper limb joints - Pectoral girdle

Description

This is essentially the posterior thickening of the fibrous capsule of the sternoclavicular joint. It attaches from the posterior surface of the medial end of the clavicle and courses inferiorly onto the posterior surface of the manubrium of the sternum.

Function

Stabilizes the sternoclavicular joint.

Latin

Ligamentum sternoclaviculare posterius

French

Ligament sternoclaviculaire postérieur

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