coracoacromial ligament


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cor·a·co·a·cro·mi·al lig·a·ment

[TA]
the heavy arched fibrous band that passes between the coracoid process and the acromion above the shoulder joint; the osseofibrous arch thus formed prevents upward dislocation of the shoulder (glenohumeral) joint.
Synonym(s): ligamentum coracoacromiale [TA]
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cor·a·co·a·cro·mi·al lig·a·ment

(kōr'ă-kō-ă-krō'mē-ăl lig'ă-mĕnt) [TA]
The heavy arched fibrous band that passes between the coracoid process and the acromion above the shoulder joint; the osseofibrous arch thus formed prevents upward dislocation of the shoulder (glenohumeral) joint.
Synonym(s): ligamentum coracoacromiale [TA] .
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coracoacromial ligament

The broad triangular ligament attached to the outer edge of the coracoid process of the scapula and the tip of the acromion.
See also: ligament
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(16) This syndrome is the result of chronic irritation of the supraspinatus tendon against the undersurface of the anterior one-third of the acromion, the coracoacromial ligament and the acromioclavicular joint.
These surgical techniques can be grouped broadly into those that involve the transfer of the coracoacromial ligament with or without coracoclavicular sling augmentation (non-anatomic reconstruction), and those that seek to anatomically recreate the CC ligaments.
The coracoclavicular and coracoacromial ligaments, as well as the coracobrachialis, short head of the biceps, and pectoralis minor have all been implicated in coracoid avulsion fractures through indirect mechanisms.
Partial resection of the coracoacromial ligament and acromioplasty was done in nine patients, only in the presence of arthroscopic findings of subacromial impingement: two patients with a radiologically identified Bigliani type II acromion and seven patients with type III acromion.