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Coracoacromial ligament

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Bones, ligaments, muscles and movements of the shoulder joint.

The coracoacromial ligament is a strong triangular ligament of the glenohumeral joint complex. It attaches between the lateral border of the coracoid process and the apex of the acromion of the scapula.

The coracoacromial ligament together with the acromion and coracoid process form the strong coracoacromial arch above the head of the humerus. This arch functions to prevent superior displacement of the head of the humerus within the glenoid cavity.

Terminology English: Coracoacromial ligament
Latin: Ligamentum coracoacromiale
Attachments Coracoid process -> acromion of scapula
Function Forms coracoacromial arch; prevents superior displacement of humeral head

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