Palmar carpometacarpal ligaments

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Palmar carpometacarpal ligaments
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Ligaments of wrist. Posterior view.
Details
Latin ligamenta carpometacarpalia palmaria
From
carpus
To
metacarpus
Identifiers
Gray's p.330
Dorlands
/Elsevier
l_09/12491847
TA A03.5.11.303
FMA FMA:71403
Anatomical terminology

The Palmar carpometacarpal ligaments (or volar) are a series of bands on the palmar surface of the carpometacarpal joints that connect the carpal bones to the second through fifth metacarpal bones. The second metacarpal is connected to the trapezium. The third metacarpal is connected to the trapezium, to the capitate, and to the hamate. The fourth and fifth metacarpals are connected to the hamate.

The palmar carpometacarpal ligaments have a somewhat similar arrangement to the dorsal carpometacarpal ligaments, with the exception of those of the third metacarpal, which are three in number:

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