Deep transverse metacarpal ligament

Deep transverse metacarpal ligament
Ligament: Deep transverse metacarpal ligament
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Metacarpophalangeal articulation and articulations of digit. Volar aspect.
Latin ligamentum metacarpale transversum profundum
Gray's subject #89 331
From head of metacarpal
To head of adjacent metacarpal
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12492625

The deep transverse metacarpal ligament is a narrow fibrous band which runs across the palmar surfaces of the heads of the second, third, fourth and fifth metacarpal bones, connecting them together.

It is blended with the palmar metacarpophalangeal ligaments.

Its palmar surface is concave where the flexor tendons pass over it; behind it the tendons of the interosseous muscles of the hand pass to their insertions.

External links

  • Bade H, Schubert M, Koebke J (1994). "Functional morphology of the deep transverse metacarpal ligament". Ann Anat 176 (5): 443–50. PMID 7978341. 

This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.


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