Deep transverse metacarpal ligament - Ligamentum metacarpeum transversum profundum


In carnivores, the deep transverse metacarpal ligament is superficial to the digital annular ligaments. It is a thickening of the fascia of the palmar metacarpophalangeal area, that forms a V-Shaped ligamentous structure that connects the palmar annular ligaments of adjacent digits and acts as a fastening mechanism for the metacarpal pad.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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