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deep transverse metacarpal ligament


Definition: the ligament that interconnects the palmar surface of the heads of the second to fifth metacarpals, being continuous with the palmar ligaments or palmar plates; it lies in the plane of the palmar interosseous fascia.

Synonym(s): ligamentum metacarpale transversum profundumTA, transverse metacarpal ligament

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