- Dorsal radiocarpal ligament
Ligament: Dorsal radiocarpal ligament Ligaments of wrist. Posterior view. (Dorsal radio-carpal ligament visible at center.) Latin ligamentum radiocarpale dorsale. Gray's subject #86 328 From radius To proximal carpals Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12492932
The dorsal radiocarpal ligament (posterior ligament) less thick and strong than the volar, is attached, above, to the posterior border of the lower end of the radius; its fibers are directed obliquely downward and medialward, and are fixed, below, to the dorsal surfaces of the navicular (now known as scaphoid), lunate, and triangular, being continuous with those of the Dorsal intercarpal ligament.
It is in relation, behind, with the Extensor tendons of the fingers; in front, it is blended with the articular disk.
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Joints and ligaments of upper limbs (TA A03.5, GA 3.313) Shoulder ElbowRadial collateralUlnar collateralAnular · Oblique cord ForearmPalmar radioulnar · Dorsal radioulnar · Interosseous membrane of forearm Joints of handDorsal radiocarpal/Palmar radiocarpal · Dorsal ulnocarpal/Palmar ulnocarpal · Ulnar collateral/Radial collateralRadiate carpal · Dorsal intercarpal · Palmar intercarpal · Interosseous intercarpal · Scapholunate · Pisiform joint (Pisohamate, Pisometacarpal)Dorsal carpometacarpal · Palmar carpometacarpal · thumb: Radial collateral, Ulnar collateralCollateral · PalmarCollateral · PalmarOther
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