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Encyclopedia > Superficial transverse metacarpal ligament
Ligament: Superficial transverse metacarpal ligament
Metacarpophalangeal articulation and articulations of digit. Volar aspect.
Latin ligamentum metacarpale transversum superficiale
Gray's subject #89 331
From head of metacarpal
To head of adjacent metacarpal
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12492633

The superficial transverse metacarpal ligament is a ligament of the intermetacarpal articulations joint which runs beneath the deep transverse metacarpal ligament. Image File history File links Gray337. ... 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. ... Elseviers logo. ... Intermetacarpal Articulations - The bases of the second, third, fourth and fifth metacarpal bones articulate with one another by small surfaces covered with cartilage, and are connected together by dorsal, volar, and interosseous ligaments. ... 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 also known as the "natatory ligament".[1]


  1. ^ Duke Orthopedics natatory_ligament



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