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Interosseous Metacarpal Ligaments (Right)
Connective Tissue

Interosseous Metacarpal Ligaments (Right)

Ligamenta metacarpea interossea

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Anatomical Relations

The interosseous metacarpal ligaments are part of the intermetacarpal joints. They consist of short, strong fibers that connect the adjacent surfaces of the bases of the second to fifth metacarpal bones, just distal to the articulating surfaces.

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Function

The intermetacarpal joints are stabilized by the dorsal, palmar, and interosseous metacarpal ligaments and permit slight gliding between the articulations.

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