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Ligament: Superior transverse scapular ligament
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Capsule of shoulder-joint (distended). Anterior aspect. (Superior transverse ligament visible at upper right.)
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The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula.
Latin ligamentum transversum scapulae superius
Gray's subject #82 317
From coracoid process
To suprascapular notch
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12493458

The superior transverse ligament (transverse or suprascapular ligament) converts the scapular notch into a foramen or opening.

It is a thin and flat fasciculus, narrower at the middle than at the extremities, attached by one end to the base of the coracoid process, and by the other to the medial end of the scapular notch.

The suprascapular nerve runs through the foramen; the transverse scapular vessels cross over the ligament.

The ligament is sometimes ossified.

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