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Distal Commissural Ligament
Connective Tissue

Distal Commissural Ligament

Ligamentum commissuralis distalis

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Anatomical Relations

The distal commissural ligament connects the palmar aponeurosis (via the superficial transverse metacarpal ligament) to the first web space of the hand (Standring, 2016).

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The distal commissural ligament consists of a fascial extension of the superficial transverse metacarpal ligament (the natatory ligament).


The distal commissural ligament prevents separation of the web space between the thumb and the index finger (Standring, 2016).

List of Clinical Correlates

—Dupuytren's contracture


Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41st edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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