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Ligaments of UE

NWHSU upper extremity ligaments

QuestionAnswer
Acromioclavicular ligament acromion-->distal clavicle
articular disc sometimes abscent
Coracoclavicular ligament Coracoid process→distal clavicle
coracoacromial ligament Coracoid process→acromion
superior transverse scapular ligament over scapular notch
coracohumeral ligament Superiorly and anteriorly reinforces articular capsule of shoulder joint
transverse humeral ligament Attaches to lesser and greater tubercles, crosses over bicipital groove, helps hold tendon of long head of biceps brachii in bicipital groove
ulnar collateral ligament Attaches to medial epicondyle and proximal ulna; medially reinforces articular capsule of elbow joint
radial collateral ligament Attaches to lateral epicondyle and proximal radius; laterally reinforces articular capsule of elbow joint
annular ligament Attaches to ulna, loops around head of radius; holds radial head in radial notch of ulna
interosseous membrane between radius and ulna
palmar radiocarpal ligament Strengthens capsule on palmar aspect of radiocarpal joint
palmar ulnocarpal ligament Strengthens capsule on palmar aspect of radiocarpal joint
dorsal radiocarpal ligament Strengthens dorsal aspect of radiocarpal joint
ulnar collateral ligament (wrst) medial reinforcement of wrist
radial collateral ligament (wrist) lateral reinforcement of radius
articular disc (wrist) at distal end of ulna