Pisohamate ligament

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Pisohamate ligament
Ligaments of wrist. Anterior view. (Pisohamate ligament labeled at center right.)
From pisiform
To hamate
Latin ligamentum pisohamatum
TA A03.5.11.108
FMA 42304
Anatomical terminology

The pisohamate ligament is a ligament in the hand. It is the volar ligament that connects the pisiform to the hamate. It is a prolongation of the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris.

It serves as part of the origin for the abductor digiti minimi. It also forms the roof of the ulnar canal, a cannal that allows the ulnar nerve and ulnar artery into the hand.


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