Cleeland's ligament 

- Discussion:
    - Grayson's & Cleland's ligament hold skin in position during flexion and extension of the finger;
    - Cleeland's ligaments are firm fascia bands that run from side of phalanges to the skin, dorsal to the neurovascular bundle;
    - they are not involved in Dupuytren's dz;
    - origin - edge of osseous flexor tendon gutter at PIP jointj
    - course - dorsal to neurovascular bundle
    - insertion - digital fascia
    - function:
           - retention of different parts of integument in position, also serving as window through which Retinacular Ligament passes

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, September 21, 2012 12:28 pm