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Deep Transverse Metacarpal Ligament
Connective Tissue

Deep Transverse Metacarpal Ligament

Ligamentum metacarpeum transversum profundum

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Anatomical Relations

The deep transverse metacarpal ligaments are composed of three wide, flat, short fibrous bands that connect the palmar ligaments (or palmar plates) of the second, third, fourth, and fifth metacarpophalangeal joints. The lumbricals, digital vessels, and nerves sit anterior to the deep transverse metacarpal ligaments, while the interossei are located posteriorly (Standring, 2016).

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Function

Each deep transverse metacarpal ligament provides additional stability to the metacarpophalangeal joint.

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41st edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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