The dorsal radiocarpal ligament (posterior ligament), less thick and strong than the volar, is attached, above, to the posterior border of the lower end of the radius.


Its fibers are directed obliquely downward and medialward, and are fixed, below, to the dorsal surfaces of the scaphoid, lunate, and triangular bones, being continuous with those of the dorsal intercarpal ligament. It is in relation, behind, with the extensor tendons of the fingers; in front, it is blended with the articular disk.