Costoclavicular ligament

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Ligament: Costoclavicular ligament
Sternoclavicular articulation. Anterior view. (Costoclavicular labeled at far left.)
Latin ligamentum costoclaviculare
Gray's subject #81 314
From first rib ("costa prima")
To clavicle (costal tuberosity)
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12492029

The costoclavicular ligament (rhomboid ligament) is short, flat, strong, and rhomboid in form.

Attached below to the upper and medial part of the cartilage of the first rib, it ascends obliquely backward and lateralward, and is fixed above to the costal tuberosity on the under surface of the clavicle.

It is in relation, in front, with the tendon of origin of the Subclavius; behind, with the subclavian vein.

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