Flexor retinaculum (wrist)
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The flexor retinaculum (also known as the transverse carpal ligament) is a rectangular-shaped fibrous band located at the volar aspect of the hand, near the wrist.
It has superficial and deep layers, which are separate on the radial aspect, containing the tendon of flexor carpi radialis.
proximal: deep fascia of the forearm
distal: palmar aponeurosis
deep: contents of the carpal tunnel
between superficial and deep layers: tendon of flexor carpi radialis
radial aspect of the flexor retinaculum may be pierced by the median nerve 2