079 The Ligaments of the Glenohumeral Joint
Transcript of Today’s Episode
If you remember, the glenohumeral joint is what you see in this picture, specifically right here, where the glenoid fossa and head of the humerus, where they’re articulating with each other, basically, the humerus articulating with the scapula.
The first ligament that I want to talk about, it’s indicated here as the capsular ligament. That’s kind of all the way around, really. It’s a set of ligaments that we call the glenohumeral ligament. Here, it’s indicated as the capsular ligament. That’s the first one. It’s giving support on the anterior aspect, and also on the posterior aspect of this glenohumeral joint.
Lastly, we have one more that traverses between the greater and the lesser tubercle. That is the transverse humeral ligament that you can right here. You can’t see it on here, but you can see it here. Here, it would be right extending here but it’s not in this picture. That’s the transverse humeral ligament.
Brief review, here we have the glenohumeral joint, and you can see we have the glenohumeral ligament or the capsular ligament that reinforces the anterior and the posterior aspect surfaces of the glenohumeral joint. We have the coracohumeral ligament right here, and then, we have the coracoacromial ligament, and also, it’s not shown in this picture. I should have used the other picture here. But, there’s a ligament that goes across from the greater tubercle to the lesser tubercle, that’s the transverse ligament.
This is Leslie Samuel. That’s it for this video and I’ll see you in the next one.