Dorsal carpometacarpal ligaments

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Dorsal carpometacarpal ligaments
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Ligaments of wrist. Posterior view.
Details
Latin ligamenta carpometacarpalia dorsalia
From
carpus
To
metacarpus
Identifiers
Gray's p.330
Dorlands
/Elsevier
l_09/12491837
TA A03.5.11.302
FMA FMA:71402
Anatomical terminology

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.

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