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Dorsal Intercarpal Ligaments
Connective Tissue

Dorsal Intercarpal Ligaments

Ligamenta intercarpea dorsalia

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Anatomical Relations

The dorsal intercarpal ligaments are formed by several bands that extend transversely across the dorsal surface of the carpal bones. They arise from the distal pole of the scaphoid and the trapezoid and pass across the lunate to attach to the triquetrum.

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The dorsal intercarpal ligaments help to stabilize the proximal row of carpal bones in the midcarpal joint.

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Joint Ligament

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Entheseal structures are widely located throughout the body and are represented by the interface between bone and several tissues including tendon, joint capsules and ligaments.

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