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Fibrous Joints of Pectoral Girdle (Left)
Connective Tissue

Fibrous Joints of Pectoral Girdle (Left)

Juncturae fibrosae cinguli pectoralis

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The syndesmoses of the pectoral girdle are the fibrous joints, aided by ligaments, which stabilize and strengthen the pectoral girdle. These include the coracoacromial ligament, a strengthening ligament which stabilizes the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint; and the superior transverse scapular ligament, a bounding ligament of the scapula that strengthens it superiorly.

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