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Ulnocapitate Ligament
Connective Tissue

Ulnocapitate Ligament

Ligamentum ulnocapitatum

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Anatomical Relations

The ulnocapitate ligament forms part of the palmar ulnocarpal ligament. It arises from the ulnar styloid process, extending distally to insert on the palmar aspect of the capitate (Moritomo, 2013).

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The palmar ulnocarpal ligaments strengthen the articular capsule of the radiocarpal joint and prevent displacement of the head of ulna.


Moritomo, H. (2013) 'Anatomy and Clinical Relevance of the Ulnocarpal Ligament', Journal of Wrist Surgery, 2(2), pp. 186-189.

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