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Short Radiolunate Ligament
Connective Tissue

Short Radiolunate Ligament

Ligamentum radiolunatum breve

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Anatomical Relations

The short radiolunate ligament forms part of the palmar radiocarpal ligament. The short radiolunate ligament arises from the palmar lip of the distal radius to insert into the palmar horn of the lunate, in series with the ulnolunate ligament.

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The palmar radiocarpal ligament strengthens the articular capsule of the radiocarpal joint. The oblique nature of the ligaments ensures that the hand follows the radius during supination of the forearm (Moore et al., 2013).


Moore, K. L., Dalley, A. F. and Agur, A. M. R. (2013) Clinically Oriented Anatomy. Clinically Oriented Anatomy 7th edn.: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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