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Palmar Metacarpal Ligaments
Connective Tissue

Palmar Metacarpal Ligaments

Ligamenta metacarpea palmaria

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Anatomical Relations

The palmar metacarpal ligaments are part of the intermetacarpal joints. They consist of fibers that connect the palmar 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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