Radial collateral ligament of wrist joint
|Radial collateral ligament (wrist)|
Ligaments of wrist. Anterior view. (Radial collateral visible at center left.)
|Latin||ligamentum collaterale carpi radiale|
|radial styloid process|
|lateral scaphoid and trapezium|
The radial collateral ligament (external lateral ligament, radial carpal collateral ligament) extends from the tip of the styloid process of the radius and attaches to the radial side of the scaphoid (formerly Navicular bone of the hand), immediately adjacent to its proximal articular surface and some fibres extend to the lateral side of the trapezium (greater multangular bone).
The radial collateral ligament's role is to limit ulnar deviation at the wrist.
- Hand kinesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center
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