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Dorsal radiocarpal ligament
Other Terms: Ligamentum radiocarpale dorsale, Ligament radiocarpien dorsal
Upper limb joints - Wrist and hand
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.
Stabilize the wrist joint and limit flexion and radial deviation of the wrist.
Ligamentum radiocarpale dorsale
Ligament radiocarpien dorsal