Introduction

The coracohumeral ligament is a broad ligament which strengthens the upper part of the capsule of the shoulder joint.


The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints. The coracohumeral ligament is visible at center right.

Attachments and Course

It arises from the lateral border of the coracoid process, and passes obliquely downward and lateralward to the front of the greater tubercle of the humerus, blending with the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle.

This ligament is intimately united to the capsule by its posterior and lower border; but its anterior and upper border presents a free edge, which overlaps the capsule.

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