Dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery
|Dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery|
Arteries of the back of the forearm and hand.
|Branches||dorsal carpal arch|
|Latin||ramus carpalis dorsalis arteriae radialis|
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.
- Atlas image: hand_blood3 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Dorsum of the hand, deep dissection, posterior view"
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