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Encyclopedia > Deep transverse metacarpal ligament
Deep transverse metacarpal ligament
Metacarpophalangeal articulation and articulations of digit. Volar aspect.
Latin ligamentum metacarpale transversum
Gray's subject #89 331

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. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The metacarpus is the intermediate part of the hand skeleton that is located between the fingers distally and the carpus which forms the connection to the forearm. ...


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.


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