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Costoclavicular Ligament
Connective Tissue

Costoclavicular Ligament

Ligamentum costoclaviculare

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Structure

The costoclavicular ligament is a short, but powerful cone-shaped ligament that connects the inferior margin of the sternal end of the clavicle to the superior margin of the first rib and its associated costal cartilage. The clavicle is marked by a roughened, depressed area on its medial side to which the costoclavicular ligament attaches.

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Function

The costoclavicular ligament acts to stabilize the sternoclavicular joint.

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