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The flexor retinaculum (also known as the transverse carpal ligament) is a rectangular-shaped fibrous band located at the ventral aspect of 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
- radial: scaphoid tubercle and ridge of the trapezium
- ulnar: pisiform and hook of the hamate
- deep: contents of the carpal tunnel
- superficial 3
- between superficial and deep layers: flexor carpi radialis
- radial aspect of the flexor retinaculum may be pierced by the median nerve 2
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