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Wrist Ligaments
Julia R. Crim, MD; Carol L. Andrews, MD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Carpometacarpal (CMC)
    • Dorsal radiocarpal (DRC)
    • Dorsal radioulnar (DRU)
    • Extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL)
    • Extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU)
    • Flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU)
    • Long radiolunate ligament (LRL)
    • Lunotriquetral (LT)
    • Metacarpal (MC)
    • Radioscaphocapitate ligament (RSC)
    • Scapholunate (SL)
    • Scaphotrapezium-trapezoid (STT)
    • Short radiolunate ligament (SRL)
    • Triangular fibrocartilage (TFC)
    • Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC)
    • Triquetrocapitate (TC)
    • Ulnocapitate (UC)
    • Ulnolunate (UL)
    • Ulnotriquetral (UT)
    • Volar radioulnar (VRU)
  • Definitions

    • Intrinsic ligaments: Connect carpals to carpals
    • Extrinsic ligaments: Connect radius/ulna to carpals; carpals to metacarpals

IMAGING ANATOMY

  • Overview

    • Volar Radiocarpal Ligaments

      • Dorsal Radiocarpal Ligament

        • Volar Midcarpal Ligaments

          • Dorsal Midcarpal Ligaments

            • Proximal Interosseous Ligaments

              • Distal Interosseous Ligaments

                • Carpometacarpal Ligaments

                  • Distal Radioulnar Ligaments

                    • Ulnocarpal Structures

                      • Recesses

                        ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          • Imaging Pitfalls

                            Selected References

                            1. Theumann NH et al: Extrinsic carpal ligaments: normal MR arthrographic appearance in cadavers. Radiology. 226(1):171-9, 2003
                            2. Berger RA: The ligaments of the wrist. A current overview of anatomy with considerations of their potential functions. Hand Clin. 13(1):63-82, 1997
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                            TERMINOLOGY

                            • Abbreviations

                              • Carpometacarpal (CMC)
                              • Dorsal radiocarpal (DRC)
                              • Dorsal radioulnar (DRU)
                              • Extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL)
                              • Extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU)
                              • Flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU)
                              • Long radiolunate ligament (LRL)
                              • Lunotriquetral (LT)
                              • Metacarpal (MC)
                              • Radioscaphocapitate ligament (RSC)
                              • Scapholunate (SL)
                              • Scaphotrapezium-trapezoid (STT)
                              • Short radiolunate ligament (SRL)
                              • Triangular fibrocartilage (TFC)
                              • Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC)
                              • Triquetrocapitate (TC)
                              • Ulnocapitate (UC)
                              • Ulnolunate (UL)
                              • Ulnotriquetral (UT)
                              • Volar radioulnar (VRU)
                            • Definitions

                              • Intrinsic ligaments: Connect carpals to carpals
                              • Extrinsic ligaments: Connect radius/ulna to carpals; carpals to metacarpals

                            IMAGING ANATOMY

                            • Overview

                              • Volar Radiocarpal Ligaments

                                • Dorsal Radiocarpal Ligament

                                  • Volar Midcarpal Ligaments

                                    • Dorsal Midcarpal Ligaments

                                      • Proximal Interosseous Ligaments

                                        • Distal Interosseous Ligaments

                                          • Carpometacarpal Ligaments

                                            • Distal Radioulnar Ligaments

                                              • Ulnocarpal Structures

                                                • Recesses

                                                  ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    • Imaging Pitfalls

                                                      Selected References

                                                      1. Theumann NH et al: Extrinsic carpal ligaments: normal MR arthrographic appearance in cadavers. Radiology. 226(1):171-9, 2003
                                                      2. Berger RA: The ligaments of the wrist. A current overview of anatomy with considerations of their potential functions. Hand Clin. 13(1):63-82, 1997