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Encyclopedia > Palmar carpometacarpal ligaments
Ligament: Palmar carpometacarpal ligaments
Ligaments of wrist. Posterior view.
Latin ligamenta carpometacarpalia palmaria
Gray's subject #88 330
From carpus
To metacarpus
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12491847

The palmar carpometacarpal ligaments (or volar) have a somewhat similar arrangement to the dorsal carpometacarpal ligaments, with the exception of those of the third metacarpal, which are three in number: Image File history File links Gray335. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... In Greek mythology, Carpus fruit was a son of Chloris and Boreas. ... 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. ... Elseviers logo. ... The dorsal carpometacarpal ligaments, the strongest and most distinct carpometacarpal ligaments, connect the carpal and metacarpal bones on their dorsal surfaces. ...

  • a lateral one from the greater multangular, situated superficial to the sheath of the tendon of the Flexor carpi radialis;
  • and intermediate one from the capitate;
  • and a medial one from the hamate.

In anatomy, flexor carpi radialis is a muscle of the human forearm that acts to flex and abduct the hand. ... The left capitate bone Os capitatum of the left hand, palmar surface Os capitatum of the left hand, dorsal surface The capitate bone (os capitatum; os magnum) is a bone in the human hand. ... The left hamate bone The hamate bone (os hamatum; unciform bone) is a bone in the human hand that may be readily distinguished by its wedge-shaped form, and the hook-like process which projects from its volar surface. ...

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