Dorsal radiocarpal ligament
|Dorsal radiocarpal ligament|
Ligaments of wrist. Posterior view. (Dorsal radio-carpal ligament visible at center.)
|Latin||Ligamentum radiocarpeum dorsale|
The dorsal radiocarpal ligament (posterior ligament) less thick and strong than the volar, is attached, above, to the posterior border of the lower end of the radius; its fibers are directed obliquely downward and medialward, and are fixed, below, to the dorsal surfaces of the navicular (now known as scaphoid), lunate, and triquetral, being continuous with those of the Dorsal intercarpal ligament.
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