Interclavicular Ligaments The clavicle (collarbone) acts as a brace for the freely movable scapula (shoulder blade), and helps to hold the shoulders in place. It also provides attachments for muscles, tendons, and for the "interclavicular ligaments" of the arm, chest and back. As a result of its elongated double curve, the clavicle is weakly built. If it is compressed from the end by abnormal pressures on the shoulder, it is likely to fracture. Interosseous Membrane The interosseous membrane is a layer of tissue that separates the space between the joints or bones. Intertransverse Ligaments The "intertransverse ligaments" are interposed between the transverse processes. In the cervical region, they consist of a few, irregular scattered fibers; in the thoracic (chest) region, they are a rounded cord which is intimately connected with the deep muscles in the back; in the lumbar region (lower back), they are thin and membranous. Tibia
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.