Pre Tendinous Bands 

- Discussion:
    - pretendinous bands arise from the palmar fascia as strips of tissue which extend toward the bases of the digits;
           - the neurovascular bundle will lie on either side of the pre-tendinous bands;
    - at a point distal to the distal palmar crease, the pretendinous bands partially attach to the skin;
    - in Dupuytren's contracture, the pre-tendinous bands will thicken and contract, forming the pre-tendinous cords;
           - at a point just distal to the superficial transverse palmar ligament (which is just proximal to the metacarpal heads),
                  the pretendinous cord bifurcates to form the spiral bands

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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, September 12, 2011 2:36 pm