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Medical Term:

palmar ligaments of interphalangeal joints of hand


Definition: ligaments located on the anterior (palmar) aspect of the interphalangeal joints of the fingers, flanked by and connected to the collateral ligaments, forming the anterior portion of the joint capsule; lighter but similar in structure and function to the palmar ligaments of metacarpophalangeal joints.

Synonym(s): ligamenta palmaria articulationis interphalangeae manusTA

See Also: palmar ligaments of metacarpophalangeal joints

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