Volar plate: fibrocartilage plate fixed distally to base of phalanx and proximal neck of MCP bone attaches to deep tranverse metacarpal ligament, flexor sheath, and collateral ligaments; prevents hyperextension of the joint, increase mechanical advantage for flexor tendons
Oblique retinacular ligament- anterior surface of proximal phalanx and inserts on distal portion of lateral bands of extensor mechanism, important for flexion/extension mechanics of the proximal and distal finger joints.
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Lorie Richards and Janice Loudon, University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Allied Health,
Occupational and Physical Therapy Education, October 1997