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Encyclopedia > Trapezoid ligament
Trapezoid ligament
The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula. (Trapezoid visible at center top.)
Latin ligamentum trapezoideum
Gray's subject #82 315
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12493465

The trapezoid ligament, the anterior and lateral fasciculus, is broad, thin, and quadrilateral: it is placed obliquely between the coracoid process and the clavicle. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ...


It is attached, below, to the upper surface of the coracoid process; above, to the oblique ridge on the under surface of the clavicle. In human beings, the coracoid process is a small hook-like structure that comes off the scapula to point forward. ... Collarbone and collar bone redirect here. ...


Its anterior border is free; its posterior border is joined with the conoid ligament, the two forming, by their junction, an angle projecting backward. The Conoid Ligament, the posterior and medial fasciculus, is a dense band of fibers, conical in form, with its base directed upward. ...


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