Abstract
An: 2011, Nr.2, Articol Nr. 4
Title: 

THE ORIGIN OF THE TRANSVERSE HUMERAL LIGAMENT

Authors: 

      E. Tarta-Arsene, O. Munteanu, I. Bulescu - Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”
      Al.T. Ispas, Laura Stroica - University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest, Romania, Anatomy Department
      THE ORIGIN OF THE TRANSVERSE HUMERAL LIGAMENT (Abstract): Introduction: There are currently two theories regarding the origin of the transverse humeral ligament – the classic theory sustains that transverse humeral ligament is a distinct structure that acts as a retinaculum, maintaining the long head of biceps within intertubercular groove. However recent macroscopic studies concluded that no distinct transverse humeral ligament could be identified and hypothesized that is actually a fibrous expansion originating from the tendon of subscapularis muscle. Materials and methods: In this study, we dissected twelve formalin fixed cadavers and highlighted the transverse humeral ligament, analyzing its origin and insertion. Conclusion: due to both macroscopic, but especially microscopic examination, we concluded that transverse humeral ligament does not exist as a distinct structure.
Key words: INTERTUBERCULAR GROOVE, MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION, TRANSVERSE HUMERAL LIGAMENT
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