Flexor retinaculum (Hand)

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The flexor retinaculum (also called the transverse carpal ligament and the anterior annular ligament) is a ligament in the hand that stretches over the carpal bones in the wrist. The gap between the carpal bones and the flexor retinaculum is called the carpal tunnel. There is a similar structure in the foot of the same name.


Opponens pollicis muscleAdductor pollicis muscleOpponens quinti digiti muscleMuscles of the forearm (Anatomy map)Flexor carpi ulnaris muscleAbductor pollicis longus muscleFlexor retinaculum (Hand)Flexor carpi radialis musclePalmaris longus muscleFlexor digitorum muscleFlexor digitorum superficialis musclePisometacarpal ligamentFirst metacarpal bone'The muscles of the thumb.'

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The muscles of the thumb, with the flexor retinaculum at the center.
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