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Coracoclavicular Bursa
Connective Tissue

Coracoclavicular Bursa

Bursa coracoclaviculare

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Anatomical Relations

The coracoclavicular bursa sits between the conoid and trapezoid ligaments, both of which form the coracoclavicular ligament. However, sometimes this bursa is absent and the structures are separated by adipose tissue (Standring, 2016).

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The coracoclavicular bursa is a fluid-filled sac which sits deep to the coracoclavicular ligament.


The coracoclavicular bursa permits friction-free movement between the tendon of the coracoclavicular ligament and the clavicle.

List of Clinical Correlates


—Septic bursitis


Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41st edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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Synovial Bursa

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Synovial bursae provide a gliding surface and a cushion for soft tissues as they pass over skeletal prominences and are found over bone and under muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia, or skin.

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