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Coracoacromial ligament

The coracoacromial ligament is a flat triangular band that plays a supportive role for the shoulder joint

  • originates from the medial border of the acromion
  • attaches to the lateral border of the coracoid process
  • overlies the subacromial bursa
  • indirectly supports the head of the humerus

The coracoacromial arch is formed (anteriorly to posteriorly) by the coracoid process, coracoacromial ligament, and acromion. Decreased space within this arch can result in shoulder impingement.

Structures located within the coracoacromial arch include: 

  • subacromial-subdeltoid bursa
  • supraspinatus tendon
  • long head of biceps tendon

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