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Deep transverse metacarpal ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum metacarpale transversum profundum, Ligament métacarpien transverse profond

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Group

Upper limb joints – Wrist and hand

Description

The deep transverse metacarpal ligaments form three short bands that connect the palmar ligaments of the second to fifth metacarpal joints.

Function

Stabilize the intermetacarpal joints and help limit lateral dislocations of the metacarpals.

Latin

Ligamentum metacarpale transversum profundum

French

Ligament métacarpien transverse profond

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