Pisometacarpal ligament

pisometacarpal ligament

(Science: anatomy) A strong fibrous band extending from the pisiform bone to the base of the fifth metacarpal bone; this ligament, together with the pisohamate ligament, forms the tendon of insertion of the flexor carpi ulnaris, in which the pisiform bone is like a sesamoid bone.

Synonym: ligamentum pisometacarpeum.

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