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Anterior sternoclavicular ligament

Introduction

The anterior sternoclavicular ligament is a broad band of fibers covering the anterior surface of the articulation.


Sternoclavicular articulation, anterior view. The anterior sternoclavicular ligament is labeled at the upper left.

Attachments

This ligament is attached above to the upper and front part of the sternal end of the clavicle, and passing obliquely downward and medialward, is attached below to the front of the upper part of the manubrium sterni.

Course

The anterior sternoclavicular ligament is covered by the sternal portion of the sternocleidomastoideus and the integument; behind, it is in relation with the capsule, the articular disk, and the two synovial membranes.

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