Deep transverse metacarpal ligament
|Ligament: Deep transverse metacarpal ligament|
Metacarpophalangeal articulation and articulations of digit. Volar aspect.
|Latin||Ligamentum metacarpeum transversum profundum|
|From||head of metacarpal|
|To||head of adjacent metacarpal|
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.
- 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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