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Radial Collateral Ligament of Wrist Joint
Connective Tissue

Radial Collateral Ligament of Wrist Joint

Ligamentum collaterale radiale carpi

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Anatomical Relations

The radial collateral ligament of the wrist joint forms a thickening of the articular capsule on the lateral side of the wrist joint. It arises from the radial styloid process and extends distally to insert onto the waist (or narrowing part) of the scaphoid (Brown et al., 1998).

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Function

The radial collateral ligament of the wrist joint strengthens the articular capsule of the radiocarpal joint and provides stability between the radius and the carpal bones.

References

Brown, R. R., Fliszar, E., Cotten, A., Trudell, D. and Resnick, D. (1998) 'Extrinsic and intrinsic ligaments of the wrist: normal and pathologic anatomy at MR arthrography with three-compartment enhancement', Radiographics, 18(3), pp. 667-74.

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