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Dorsal Metacarpal Ligaments
Connective Tissue

Dorsal Metacarpal Ligaments

Ligamenta metacarpea dorsalia

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Anatomical Relations

The dorsal metacarpal ligaments are part of the intermetacarpal joints. They consist of fibers that connect the dorsal aspect of the bases of the second to fifth metacarpal bones.

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

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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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