Ligaments of the Wrist

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Ligaments of the Wrist


  1. volar vs dorsal

  2. extrinsic vs intrinsic

    1. extrinsic ligaments span the radiocarpal joint (long and superficial)

    2. intrinsic ligaments connect between individual carpal bones. (short and deep)

  • extrinsic ligaments are stiffer while the intrinsic ligaments are capable of greater elongation before permanent deformation occurs

Volar Wrist Ligaments

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