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Dorsal Intercuneiform Ligaments
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Dorsal Intercuneiform Ligaments

Ligamenta intercuneiformia dorsalia

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The dorsal intercuneiform ligaments are transverse fibrous bands that connect the dorsal surfaces of the medial, intermediate, and lateral cuneiform bones. These ligaments are relatively weak compared to their plantar and interosseous counterparts (Palastanga and Soames, 2011).

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The dorsal intercuneiform ligaments help stabilize the intercuneiform joints.


Palastanga, N. and Soames, R. W. (2011) Anatomy and Human Movement E-Book: Structure and function. Elsevier Health Sciences.

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