extensor retinaculum of the hand

(redirected from Dorsal carpal ligament)

extensor retinaculum of the hand

the thick band of antebrachial fascia that wraps tendons of the extensor muscles of the forearm at the distal ends of the radius and the ulna. Also called retinaculum extensorum manus, superficial dorsal carpal ligament.
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These two tendons, within their common sheath, comprise the first compartment of the dorsal carpal ligament at the wrist.

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