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Anterior sternoclavicular ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum sternoclaviculare anterius, Ligament sternoclaviculaire antérieur

Parts

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Group

Upper limb joints - Pectoral girdle

Description

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

Function

Stabilizes the sternoclavicular joint.

Latin

Ligamentum sternoclaviculare anterius

French

Ligament sternoclaviculaire antérieur

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