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Coracohumeral ligament

The coracohumeral ligament is a broad ligament which strengthens the upper part of the capsule of the shoulder joint.

Coracohumeral ligament
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The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula. (Coracohumeral visible at center right.)
Details
Fromcoracoid process (scapula)
Togreater tubercle of humerus
Identifiers
Latinligamentum coracohumerale
TAA03.5.08.004
FMA34951
Anatomical terminology

It arises from the lateral border of the coracoid process, and passes obliquely downwards and laterally to the front of the greater tubercle of the humerus, blending with the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle. It has two bands, anterior and posterior, that insert into the lesser and greater tuberosities of the humerus respectively.

This ligament is intimately united to the capsule by its posterior and lower border, but its anterior and upper border presents a free edge, which overlaps the capsule.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 318 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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