Palmar metacarpal arteries

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Palmar metacarpal arteries
Ulnar and radial arteries. Deep view (Volar metacarpal visible at bottom center).
Latin Arteriae metacarpales palmares,
arteriae metacarpeae volares
Source Deep palmar arch
Palmar metacarpal veins
Gray's p.595
TA A12.2.09.039
FMA 70802
Anatomical terminology

The palmar metacarpal arteries (volar metacarpal arteries, palmar interosseous arteries), three or four in number, arise from the convexity of the deep volar arch

They run distally upon the Interossei, and anastomose at the clefts of the fingers with the common digital branches of the superficial volar arch.


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

External links[edit]

  • Atlas image: hand_blood2 at the University of Michigan Health System ("Palm of the hand, deep dissection, anterior view")