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Interclavicular Ligament
Connective Tissue

Interclavicular Ligament

Ligamentum interclaviculare

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Anatomical Relations

The interclavicular ligament is continuous with the deep cervical fascia.

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Structure

The interclavicular ligament, as the name suggests, unites both the superior surfaces of the sternal (medial) ends of the clavicles. Some fibers may attach to the superior margin of the manubrium of the sternum.

Function

The interclavicular ligament acts to stabilize the sternoclavicular joint.

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