Hand Anatomy Carpal Tunnel. A thick band called the transverse carpal ligament creates a roof to the tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway found on the anterior portion of the wrist.
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The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway found on the anterior portion of the wrist. In addition to the medial nerve, the carpal tunnel contains nine tendons: The carpal tunnel—a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand—houses the median nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers.