Image of the intrinsic and intrinsic wrist ligaments
Depending on their location, the ligaments of the wrist can be extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic ligaments connect the carpals to the forearm and hand bones while intrinsic ligaments connect the carpals to each other.
Illustration of the triangular fibrocartilage complex FCC
Injuries to the lunotriquetral ligament and triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears may be treated using surgical procedures.
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Illustration of the scapholunate ligament in the wrist
The most common type of wrist sprain results from injury to the scapholunate ligament, which connects the scaphoid and lunate bones.
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