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Palmar radiocarpal ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum radiocarpale palmare, Ligament radiocarpien dorsal

Parts

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Group

Upper limb joints - Wrist and hand

Description

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.

Function

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

Latin

Ligamentum radiocarpale palmare

French

Ligament radiocarpien dorsal

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