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Superior costotransverse ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum costotransversarium superius, Ligament costotransversaire supérieur

Parts

Anterior lamina

Parts

Posterior lamina

Group

Thoracic joints

Group

Thoracic joints

Description

This is a thin ligamentous sheet that attaches to the crest of the costal neck superiorly and ascends in an oblique course laterally to attach to the inferior border of the transverse process above the rib. It blends with the internal intercostal membrane laterally. It is not present on the first rib.

Description

This is a thin fibrous membrane that attaches to the superior margin of the costal neck and ascends vertically to attach to the transverse process of the vertebra superior to the rib. This fibrous sheet blends with the external intercostal muscle laterally. It is not present on the first rib.

Function

Stabilizes the costovertebral joints and limits movements of the rib.

Function

Stabilizes the costovertebral joints and limits movements of the rib.

Latin

Ligamentum costotransversarium superius

French

Ligament costotransversaire supérieur

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