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General Anatomy > Muscles; Muscular system > Muscles of upper limb > Fascia > Superficial transverse metacarpal ligament



The superficial transverse metacarpal ligament (natatory ligament) is a ligament of the Intermetacarpal articulations which runs beneath the deep transverse metacarpal ligament.

It is a thin band of transverse fasciculi; it stretches across the roots of the four fingers, and is closely attached to the skin of the clefts, and medially to the fifth metacarpal bone, forming a sort of rudimentary web. Beneath it the digital vessels and nerves pass to their destinations.

This definition incorporates text from the wikipedia website - Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. (2004, July 22). FL: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2004, from


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