Deep transverse metacarpal ligament: a cadaveric study

Gosavi S. N
2012 IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences  
The transversely running Deep transverse metacarpal ligament connects the metacarpal head of the index finger to little finger by attachment of volar plate. Sixty cadaveric hands, irrespective of sex, from the department of Anatomy were dissected to study the anatomical features and variation in the attachments of hypothenar muscles. In four out of sixty hands (6.66%), there was abrupt transition between the volar plate and the fibers of deep transverse metacarpal ligament. While in the rest
more » ... ty-six (93.33%) the transition was smooth. The collateral ligaments were noted on both the sides of the metacarpo phalangeal joints. Insertion of Abductor digiti minimi, flexor digiti minimi brevis in majority cases and opponence digiti minimi in few cases was observed into medial side of the deep transverse metacarpal ligament.
doi:10.9790/0853-0260103 fatcat:yjv4f2glsnhhpkokzo2a4nrpmm