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Encyclopedia > Superior transverse scapular ligament
Ligament: Superior transverse scapular ligament
Capsule of shoulder-joint (distended). Anterior aspect. (Superior transverse ligament visible at upper right.)
The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula.
Latin ligamentum transversum scapulae superius
Gray's subject #82 317
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12493458

The superior transverse ligament (transverse or suprascapular ligament) converts the scapular notch into a foramen. Image File history File links Gray327. ... The human upper arm Grays Fig. ... Left scapula - front view () Left scapula - rear view () In anatomy, the scapula, or shoulder blade, is the bone that connects the humerus (arm bone) with the clavicle (collar bone). ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... In anatomy, a foramen is any opening. ...


It is a thin and flat fasciculus, narrower at the middle than at the extremities, attached by one end to the base of the coracoid process, and by the other to the medial end of the scapular notch. Fasciculus can refer to: Arcuate fasciculus Dorsal longitudinal fasciculus Medial longitudinal fasciculus Flechsigs fasciculus Fasciculus Chemicus A structure in the Wrist#Volar_radiocarpal_ligament Category: ... In human beings, the coracoid process is a small hook-like structure that comes off the scapula to point forward. ...


The suprascapular nerve runs through the foramen; the transverse scapular vessels cross over the ligament. The Nervus suprascapularis (Suprascapular nerve) is a nerve of the plexus brachialis. ...


The ligament is sometimes ossified. Ossification is the process of bone formation, in which connective tissues, such as cartilage are turned to bone or bone-like tissue. ...


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