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Volar carpal ligament

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transverse carpal ligament
(Science: anatomy) A strong fibrous band crossing the front of the carpus and binding down the flexor tendons of the digits and the flexor carpi radialis tendon and the median nerve; in so doing it creates the carpal tunnel.
Synonym: retinaculum flexorum, deep part of flexor retinaculum, flexor retinaculum, ligamentum carpi transversum, ligamentum carpi volare, volar carpal ligament.


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