Dorsal metacarpal arteries
|Dorsal metacarpal arteries|
Arteries of the back of the forearm and hand. (Dorsal metacarpal visible at bottom center.)
|Latin||Arteriae metacarpales dorsales|
|Dorsal carpal arch|
|Dorsal digital arteries|
|Dorsal metacarpal veins|
Most of the dorsal metacarpal arteries arise from the dorsal carpal arch and run downward on the second, third, and fourth dorsal interossei of the hand and bifurcate into the dorsal digital arteries. Near their origin, they anastomose with the deep palmar arch by perforating arteries. They also anastomose with common palmar digital arteries (from the superficial palmar arch), also via perforating arteries.
- dorsal+metacarpal+artery at eMedicine Dictionary
- Atlas image: hand_blood3 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Dorsum of the hand, deep dissection, posterior view"
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