The dorsal carpometacarpal ligaments, the strongest and most distinct carpometacarpal ligaments, connect the carpal and metacarpal bones on their dorsal surfaces.
- The second metacarpal bone receives two fasciculi|, one from the greater, the other from the lesser multangular.
- The third metacarpal receives two, one each from the lesser multangular and capitate.
- The fourth two, one each from the capitate and hamate.
- The fifth receives a single fasciculus from the hamate, and this is continuous with a similar ligament on the volar surface, forming an incomplete capsule.
This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.