acromioclavicular ligament


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Related to acromioclavicular ligament: coracoclavicular ligament, acromioclavicular joint dislocation

a·cro·mi·o·cla·vic·u·lar lig·a·ment

[TA]
a fibrous band extending from the acromion of the scapula to the clavicle.

acromioclavicular ligament

The ligament supporting the acromioclavicular joint; it joins the acromial process of the scapula and the distal end of the clavicle and, in combination with the coracoclavicular ligaments, holds the clavicle down.
See also: ligament
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This forces the scapula superiorly and medially and often indirectly injures the acromioclavicular ligaments, while sparing the coracoclavicular ligaments.
The role of the acromioclavicular ligaments and the effect of distal clavicle resection.
Every care was taken not to disturb acromioclavicular ligaments.