pisometacarpal ligament


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pi·so·met·a·car·pal lig·a·ment

[TA]
a strong fibrous band extending from the pisiform bone to the base of the fifth metacarpal bone; this ligament, together with the pisohamate ligament, forms the tendon of insertion of the flexor carpi ulnaris, in which the pisiform bone is like a sesamoid bone.
Synonym(s): ligamentum pisometacarpale [TA]

pisometacarpal ligament

the ligament that connects the pisiform bone to the fifth metacarpal.
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The flexor carpi ulnaris forms the pisohamate and pisometacarpal ligaments distally which in conjunction with the tendon stabilize the pisiform.
The latter elongates to form the pisohammate and pisometacarpal ligaments, which contributes towards the carpus stability.