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Coracoid Process Wheeless

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Description: Anatomy:
- coracoid process can be palpated thru anterior deltoid muscle one to two finger breadths below outer portion of clavicle;
- one finger breadth lateral to coracoid is the GHJ;
- provides a palpable guide to deltopectoral groove;
- serves as an anchor for coracoid muscles (coracobrachialis & short head of biceps) that separate lateral safe side from medial side where brachial plexus and vessels lie;
- clavipectoral fascia covers the floor of deltopectoral groove and is identified by rotating humerus;
- this allows subscapularis to be identified beneath fascial layer
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
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