Anterior ulnar recurrent artery

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Anterior ulnar recurrent artery
Diagram of the anastomosis around the elbow-joint
(anterior ulnar recurrent artery labeled at center right)
Deep view of ulnar and radial arteries (anterior ulnar recurrent artery labeled at center right)
Source Ulnar artery
Branches Inferior ulnar collateral artery
Latin Ramus anterior arteriae recurrentis ulnaris
TA A12.2.09.043
FMA 22800
Anatomical terminology

The anterior ulnar recurrent artery is an artery in the forearm. It is one of two recurrent arteries that arises from the ulnar artery, the other being the posterior ulnar recurrent artery.

It arises from the ulnar artery immediately below the elbow-joint, runs upward between the brachialis and pronator teres muscle and supplies twigs to those muscles. In front of the medial epicondyle it anastomoses with the superior and Inferior ulnar collateral arteries.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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