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Encyclopedia > Inferior acromioclavicular ligament
Acromioclavicular ligament
The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula.
Latin ligamentum acromioclaviculare
Gray's subject #82 315
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12491567

The Acromioclavicular ligament is part of the acromioclavicular joint. It is divided into two parts: superior and inferior. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... The acromioclavicular joint, or AC joint, is a joint at the top of the shoulder. ...


Superior Acromioclavicular Ligament

This ligament is a quadrilateral band, covering the superior part of the articulation, and extending between the upper part of the acromial end of the clavicle and the adjoining part of the upper surface of the acromion. Collarbone and collar bone redirect here. ... The acromion process, or simply the acromion, is an anatomical feature on the scapula. ...


It is composed of parallel fibers, which interlace with the aponeuroses of the Trapezius and Deltoideus; below, it is in contact with the articular disk when this is present. Trapezius In human anatomy, the trapezius is a large superficial muscle on a persons back. ... The deltoid muscle is the muscle forming the rounded contour of the human shoulder. ... Diagrammatic section of a diarthrodial joint, with an articular disk. ...


Inferior Acromioclavicular Ligament

This ligament is somewhat thinner than the preceding; it covers the under part of the articulation, and is attached to the adjoining surfaces of the two bones.


It is in relation, above, in rare cases with the articular disk; below, with the tendon of the Supraspinatus. The supraspinatus is a relatively small muscle of the upper limb that takes its name from its origin from the supraspinous fossa superior to the spine of the scapula. ...


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