Deep transverse metacarpal ligament

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Deep transverse metacarpal ligament
235   System       =
Metacarpophalangeal articulation and articulations of digit. Volar aspect.
From head of metacarpal
To head of adjacent metacarpal
Latin Ligamentum metacarpeum transversum profundum
TA A03.5.11.504
FMA 42459
Anatomical terminology

The deep transverse metacarpal ligament (also called the deep transverse palmar ligament) is a narrow fibrous band which runs across the palmar surfaces of the heads of the second, third, fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, connecting them together.

It is blended with the palmar metacarpophalangeal ligaments.

Its palmar surface is concave where the flexor tendons pass over it; behind it the tendons of the interosseous muscles of the hand pass to their insertions.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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