Palmar metacarpal arteries

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Palmar metacarpal arteries
Ulnar and radial arteries. Deep view (Volar metacarpal visible at bottom center).
SourceDeep palmar arch
VeinPalmar metacarpal veins
LatinArteriae metacarpales palmares,
arteriae metacarpeae volares
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 page 595 of 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")