Grayson's Ligament 

- Discussion:
    - Grayson's & Cleland's ligament hold skin in position during flexion and extension of the finger;
    - Grayson's ligaments are thin and go from tendon sheath to the skin, and to some extent protect the nervovascular bundle (prevent bow stringing of the N/V bundle during flexion);
    - they are frequently dz'ed in Dupuytren's contracture;

- Anatomy:
    - extends from volar periosteum and tendon sheath to the lateral digital sheet as well as the overlying skin;
    - origin:      volar aspect of the flexor tendon sheath;
    - course:      volar to the neurovascular bundle;
    - insertion:   skin
    - function:
        - holds neurovascular bundle in place, preventing bowstringing when finger is flexed

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

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