Superior transverse scapular ligament

Superior transverse scapular ligament

Infobox Ligament
Name = Superior transverse scapular ligament
Latin = ligamentum transversum scapulae superius
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Caption = Capsule of shoulder-joint (distended). Anterior aspect. (Superior transverse ligament visible at upper right.)


Caption2 = The left shoulder and acromioclavicular joints, and the proper ligaments of the scapula.
From = coracoid process
To = suprascapular notch
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The superior transverse ligament (transverse or suprascapular ligament) converts the scapular notch into a foramen.

It is a thin and flat fasciculus, narrower at the middle than at the extremities, attached by one end to the base of the coracoid process, and by the other to the medial end of the scapular notch.

The suprascapular nerve runs through the foramen; the transverse scapular vessels cross over the ligament.

The ligament is sometimes ossified.

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