coracohumeral ligament


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cor·a·co·hu·mer·al lig·a·ment

[TA]
the ligament that passes from the base of the coracoid process to the greater tubercle of the humerus.
Synonym(s): ligamentum coracohumerale [TA]
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coracohumeral ligament

The broad ligament connecting the coracoid process of the scapula to the greater tubercle of the humerus.
See also: ligament
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Role of contracture of the coracohumeral ligament and rotator interval in pathogenesis and treatment," The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery--American Volume, vol.
Quantitative criteria: (i) a coracohumeral ligament thickness of 4 mm or more, (ii) thickness of capsule at the rotator cuff interval of 7 mm or more; qualitative criteria: (i) an abnormal coracohumeral ligament, (ii) obliteration of the subcoracoid fat triangle, and (iii) synovitis-like abnormality at superior border of subscapularis tendon.
However, anatomic studies have also demonstrated that the coracohumeral ligament (CHL) forms an anterior band around the proximal biceps tendon and may be its primary stabilizer.