The dorsal radiocarpal ligament attaches from the posterior edge of distal radius to the scaphoid, triquetrum, lunate, and slips to the capitate. These ligaments are named the ulnolunate, ulnotriquetral, ulnocapitate ligaments. These ligaments checks supinatory movement between joint surfaces and maintains joint integrity.


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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