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Ulnolunate Ligament
Connective Tissue

Ulnolunate Ligament

Ligamentum ulnolunatum

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Anatomical Relations

The ulnolunate ligament forms part of the palmar ulnocarpal ligament. It arises from the ulna indirectly via the palmar radiolunate ligament (part of the triangular fibrocartilaginous complex). The ulnolunate ligament extends distally in series with the short radiolunate ligament to insert on the palmar aspect of the lunate (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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