Deep transverse metacarpal ligament

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Ligament: Deep transverse metacarpal ligament
235   System       =
Metacarpophalangeal articulation and articulations of digit. Volar aspect.
Latin Ligamentum metacarpeum transversum profundum
Gray's p.331
From head of metacarpal
To head of adjacent metacarpal
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12492625

The deep transverse metacarpal ligament (also called the deep transverse palmar ligament) is a narrow fibrous band which runs across the palmar surfaces of the heads of the second, third, fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, connecting them together.

It is blended with the palmar metacarpophalangeal ligaments.

Its palmar surface is concave where the flexor tendons pass over it; behind it the tendons of the interosseous muscles of the hand pass to their insertions.

External links[edit]

  • Bade H, Schubert M, Koebke J (1994). "Functional morphology of the deep transverse metacarpal ligament". Annals of Anatomy 176 (5): 443–50. PMID 7978341. 

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.