Dorsal intercarpal ligament
Ligaments are fibrous tissue bands surrounding bones. The ligaments connect two or more bones together, forming a joint. The dorsal intercarpal ligament is a ligament found in the human wrist. The ligament allows the write to be flexible, moving and shaping as needed. The ligament moves across the wrist, forming a right angle with the arm. The intercarpal ligaments are closely related to the carpal bones. The carpal bones are a small series of bones found between the radius, which is a large forearm bone found between the thumb and elbow, and the ulna, which is the long bone next to the radius. The carpal bones sit beneath the metacarpus bones, which help form the bones of the hand. The dorsal intercarpal ligament sits directly on top of carpal bones. The ligament extends down to the phalanges, or bones of the fingers, and over towards the thumb. The ligament serves to connect the carpal bones to the radius and metacarpus bones.
Written and medically reviewed by the Healthline Editorial Team
In Depth: Dorsal intercarpal ligament