flexor retinaculum of hand
Definition: 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 flexorumTA, deep part of flexor retinaculum, ligamentum carpi transversum, ligamentum carpi volare, transverse carpal ligament, volar carpal ligament
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