The anatomy of the palmar scaphotriquetral ligament
Journal Paper/Review - Jan 1, 1994
Sennwald G R, Zdravkovic Vilijam, Oberlin C
The palmar ligaments of the wrist were dissected in 15 adult cadaver wrists and demonstrated by MRI in three. Ten fetal wrists (10 to 19 weeks' gestation) were studied in histological sections. The palmar scaphotriquetral ligament was found in them all. Its attachment to the triquetrum is substantial but that to the scaphoid is thin and fan-shaped, its fibres interdigitating with those of the radioscaphocapitate ligament. The contribution of the ligament to carpal stability has yet to be studied, but it may help to support the head of the capitate when the wrist is dorsiflexed.