Transverse humeral ligament

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Ligament: Transverse humeral ligament
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Capsule of shoulder-joint (distended). Anterior aspect. (Transverse humeral ligament labeled at center left.)
Gray's subject #83 319
From greater tubercle
To lesser tubercle
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12491258

The transverse humeral ligament is a broad band passing from the lesser to the greater tubercle of the humerus, and always limited to that portion of the bone which lies above the epiphysial line.

It converts the intertubercular groove into a canal, and is the homologue of the strong process of bone which connects the summits of the two tubercles in the musk ox.

Eponym: Gordon Brodie's ligament.

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