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Dorsal radiocarpal ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum radiocarpale dorsale, Ligament radiocarpien dorsal

Parts

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Group

Upper limb joints - Wrist and hand

Description

This is a broad ligamentous sheet attaches along the posterior surface of the entire distal margin of the radius. As its fibers descend they angle across the wrist joint to the ulnar side of the wrist where they attach to the posterior surface of the proximal row of carpal bones.

Function

Stabilize the wrist joint and limit flexion and radial deviation of the wrist.

Latin

Ligamentum radiocarpale dorsale

French

Ligament radiocarpien dorsal

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