Lateral carpal collateral ligament - Ligamentum collaterale carpi laterale

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General terms > Arthrology > Joints of thoracic limb > Joints of hand > Carpal joints > Lateral carpal collateral ligament



In ungulates, the lateral carpal collateral ligament attaches proximally to the lateral styloid process of the radius and divides into a superficial branch, which inserts at the proximal extremity of the lateral metacarpal bone and two deep branches, which insert at the ulnar carpal bone and the fourth carpal bone.

In carnivores, lateral collateral ligament is necessarily much weaker allowing for some adduction and abduction. It extends from the styloid process of the ulna to the ulnar carpal bone.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals: Textbook and Colour Atlas, Sixth Edition - Horst Erich König, Hans-Georg Liebich - Schattauer - ISBN-13: 978-3794528332


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