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Dorsal Radial Metaphyseal Arcuate Ligament
Connective Tissue

Dorsal Radial Metaphyseal Arcuate Ligament

Ligamentum arcuratae radiales dorsales

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Anatomical Relations

On the dorsal side of the wrist, the dorsal radial metaphyseal arcuate ligament extends from the distal radius, just proximal to the dorsal radioulnar ligament, to the ulnar styloid process (Thompson, 2015).

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Function

The dorsal radial metaphyseal ligament helps stabilize the distal radioulnar joint.

References

Thompson, J. C. (2015) Netter's Concise Orthopaedic Anatomy E-Book, Updated Edition. Netter Basic Science: Elsevier Health Sciences.

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Wrist Joint

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The wrist joint proper is a biaxial, ellipsoid joint between the distal end of the radius and the articular disc, and the proximal row of carpal bones.

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