Wrist ligaments

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 25 Nov 2020

The intrinsic and extrinsic wrist ligaments play a vital role in the stability of the wrist joint. There are numerous ligaments but included below are the most clinically significant. Wrist ligaments are best assessed with dedicated wrist MRI.

Gross anatomy

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: extrinsic ligaments
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  • Figure 2: TFCC anatomy
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  • Figure 3: volar wrist ligaments (Gray's illustrations)
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  • Figure 4: dorsal wrist ligaments (Gray's illustrations)
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