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Anterior Sternoclavicular Ligament
Connective Tissue

Anterior Sternoclavicular Ligament

Ligamentum sternoclaviculare anterius

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Structure

The anterior sternoclavicular ligament is a broad fibrous band that attaches the anterosuperior aspects of the sternal end of the clavicle to the anterior aspect of the manubrium and the first costal cartilage.

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Function

The anterior sternoclavicular ligament acts to stabilize the sternoclavicular joint.

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