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Palmar Radiocarpal Ligament (Left)
Connective Tissue

Palmar Radiocarpal Ligament (Left)

Ligamentum radiocarpeum palmare

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Anatomical Relations

The palmar radiocarpal ligament is considered an extrinsic ligament of the wrist joint. The fibers obliquely from the styloid process and anterior margin of the distal radius to the palmar surfaces of the triquetrum, lunate, capitate, and hamate carpal bones.

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The palmar radiocarpal ligament is a strong, fibrous structure composed of multiple bundles of fibers, including the radioscaphocapitate, long and short radiolunate, and radioscapholunate ligaments. The oblique nature of the ligaments ensures that the hand follows the radius during supination of the forearm (Moore et al., 2013).


The palmar radiocarpal ligament strengthens the articular capsule of the radiocarpal joint.


Moore, K. L., Dalley, A. F. and Agur, A. M. R. (2013) Clinically Oriented Anatomy. Clinically Oriented Anatomy 7th edn.: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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