Dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery

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Artery: Dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery
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Arteries of the back of the forearm and hand.
Latin ramus carpalis dorsalis arteriae radialis
Gray's p.594
Source radial artery
Branches dorsal carpal arch

The dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery (posterior radial carpal artery) is a small vessel which arises beneath the extensor tendons of the thumb; crossing the carpus transversely toward the medial border of the hand, it anastomoses with the dorsal carpal branch of the ulnar artery.

External links[edit]

  • Atlas image: hand_blood3 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Dorsum of the hand, deep dissection, posterior view"

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.