flexor retinaculum of hand(redirected from ligamentum carpi transversum)
a structure that retains an organ or tissue in place.
flexor retinaculum of hand a fibrous band forming the carpal tunnel, through which pass the tendons of the flexor muscles of the hand and fingers.
retinaculum morga´gni a ridge formed by the coming together of segments of the ileocecal valve.
retinaculum ten´dinum a tendinous restraining structure, such as an annular ligament.
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flex·or ret·i·nac·u·lum of hand[TA]
a strong fibrous band crossing the front of the carpus and binding down the flexor tendons of the digits and the flexor carpi radialis tendon and the median nerve; in so doing it creates the carpal tunnel.
Synonym(s): retinaculum musculorum flexorum [TA], deep part of flexor retinaculum, ligamentum carpi transversum, ligamentum carpi volare, transverse carpal ligament, volar carpal ligament
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flexor retinaculum of hand
The fascial band that holds down the flexor tendons of the digits.
See also: retinaculum
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