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Collateral ligaments of metacarpophalangeal articulations
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Metacarpophalangeal articulation and articulations of digit. Volar aspect.
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Metacarpophalangeal articulation and articulations of digit. Ulnar aspect.
Latin ligamenta collateralia articulationum metacarpophalangealium
Gray's subject #90 332

The collateral ligaments (lateral ligaments) are strong, rounded cords, placed on the sides of the joints (Radial Collateral Ligament (RCL), Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL)).

Each is attached by one extremity to the posterior tubercle and adjacent depression on the side of the head of the metacarpal bone, and by the other to the contiguous extremity of the phalanx.

This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.

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