Wrist ligaments

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

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

Anatomy: Upper limb
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Article information

rID: 65959
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Ligaments of the wrist

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: extrinsic ligaments
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  • Figure 2: TFCC anatomy
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