Superficial transverse metacarpal ligament
|Superficial transverse metacarpal ligament|
Metacarpophalangeal articulation and articulations of digit. Volar aspect.
|From||head of metacarpal|
|To||head of adjacent metacarpal|
|Latin||Ligamentum metacarpeum transversum superficiale|
The superficial transverse metacarpal ligament is a ligament of the Intermetacarpal articulations which runs above or in front of the deep transverse metacarpal ligament. It is a thin band of transverse fasciculi; it stretches across the roots of the four fingers, and is closely attached to the skin of the clefts, and medially to the fifth metacarpal bone, forming a sort of rudimentary web. Beneath it the digital vessels and nerves pass to their destinations.
It is also known as the "natatory ligament".
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