Anterior interosseous artery
|Anterior interosseous artery|
Arteries in the elbow (anterior interosseous artery labelled as volar interosseous artery)
|Source||Common interosseous artery|
|Branches||Muscular branches, nutrient arteries of radius and ulna,
branch to palmar carpal network
|Supplies||Forearm including radius and ulna|
|Latin||Arteria interossea anterior,
arteria interossea volaris
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It is accompanied by the palmar interosseous branch of the median nerve, and overlapped by the contiguous margins of the flexor digitorum profundus and flexor pollicis longus muscles, giving off in this situation muscular branches, and the nutrient arteries of the radius and ulna.
The anterior interosseous artery may give off a slender branch, the arteria mediana, which accompanies the median nerve, and gives offsets to its substance; this artery is sometimes much enlarged, and runs with the nerve into the palm of the hand.
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