Deep transverse metacarpal ligament

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Deep transverse metacarpal ligament
235 System =
Metacarpophalangeal articulation and articulations of digit. Volar aspect.
Fromhead of metacarpal
Tohead of adjacent metacarpal
LatinLigamentum metacarpeum transversum profundum
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 page 331 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

  • Bade H, Schubert M, Koebke J (1994). "Functional morphology of the deep transverse metacarpal ligament". Annals of Anatomy. 176 (5): 443–50. doi:10.1016/s0940-9602(11)80476-0. PMID 7978341.