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Palmar radiocarpal ligament
Other Terms: Ligamentum radiocarpale palmare, Ligament radiocarpien dorsal
Upper limb joints - Wrist and hand
This is a broad ligamentous sheet that attaches along the entire anterior distal margin of the radius from the styloid process laterally to the medial side of the bone. The ligamentous fibers angle toward the ulnar side of the wrist as they cross the joint. The fibers attach to the proximal row of carpal bones.
Stabilize the wrist joint and limit extension and radial deviation of the wrist.
Ligamentum radiocarpale palmare
Ligament radiocarpien dorsal