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Palmar Ligaments of Distal Interphalangeal Joints of Hand
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Palmar Ligaments of Distal Interphalangeal Joints of Hand

Ligamenta palmaria articulationum interphalangearum distalium manus

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Anatomical Relations

The palmar ligaments of the interphalangeal joints are thick fibrocartilaginous structures located on the palmar aspect of the interphalangeal joints. They are thicker towards their distal attachments and this portion is referred to as the palmar or volar plate, and its distal attachment is strong. Proximally and more centrally, the ligament is thinner and blends with the periosteum of the phalanges (Standring, 2016).

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Function

The fibrocartilaginous structure of the palmar ligaments of the interphalangeal joints provide stability to the interphalangeal joints and prevent hyperextension of the digits.

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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