carpal ligaments


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carpal ligaments

the four ligaments of the hand: the dorsal ligament, a thick band of white fibrous tissue on the dorsum of the wrist, attached to the lower end of the radius and to the styloid process of the ulna; the radiate ligament of the wrist, which projects from the head of the capitate bone to the volar aspects of other carpal bones; the broad, flat transverse ligament, which is attached to the tubercle of the scaphoid and the crest of the trapezium; and the volar ligament, a superficial part of the flexor retinaculum of wrist.

carpal ligaments

The ligaments uniting the carpal bones.
See also: ligament
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Endoscopic release of the carpal ligament for carpal tunnel syndrome: 22-month clinical result.
After exposing the tumour taking care of vessels and tendons the tumour was resected enblock with a cuff of soft tissue saving the carpal ligaments.
The mechanism for dorsal subluxation and dislocation is extreme pronation and extension, with a tightened ECU and ulnar carpal ligaments, which pull the ulnar head out through the dorsal capsule.