Posterior sternoclavicular ligament

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Ligament: Posterior sternoclavicular ligament
Sternoclavicular articulation. Anterior view.
Latin ligamentum sternoclaviculare posterius
Gray's subject #81 313
From sternum (manubrium)
To clavicle
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12493123

The posterior sternoclavicular ligament is a band of fibers, covering the posterior surface of the sternoclavicular joint. It is attached above to the upper and back part of the sternal end of the clavicle, and, passing obliquely downward and medialward, is fixed below to the back of the upper part of the manubrium sterni.

It is in relation, in front, with the articular disk and synovial membranes; behind, with the Sternohyoideus and Sternothyreoideus.

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