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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 18: Figure 2

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Overview of the arteries of the flexor side of the arm, forearm and hand.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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Overview of the arteries of the flexor side of the arm, forearm and hand

a) m. Deltoideus.
b) m. Pectoralis major.
c) m. Latissimus dorsi.
d) m. Biceps brachii.
e) The antibrachial fascia is joined by the bicipital aponeurosis of the tendon of m. biceps brachii.
f) m. Coracobrachialis.
g) m. Triceps brachii, long head.
h) m. Triceps brachii, medial head.
i) m. Brachialis.
k) Medial intermuscular septum.
l) Medial brachial condyle.
m) m. Brachioradialis.
n) m. Pronator teres.
o) m. Flexor carpi radialis.
p) m. Palmaris longus.
q) m. Flexor carpi ulnaris.
r) m. Extensor carpi radialis longus.
s) m. Flexor pollicis longus.
t) m. Flexor digitorum superficialis (s. flexor digitorum communis sublimis).
t*) m. Flexor digitorum profundus (s. flexor digitorum communis profundus).
u) m. Abductor pollicis longus.
v) m. Extensor pollicis brevis.
w) Flexor retinaculum.
x) Thenar mm. abductor and flexor pollicis brevis.
y) Tendon of m. flexor pollicis longus.
z) m. Adductor pollicis.

a)Tendons of flexor digitorum superficialis.
b
) m. Palmaris brevis.
g) Hypothenar muscles, abductor and flexor digiti minimi brevis.
d)mm. Lumbricales.
e) Ligamenta cruciata, vaginalia and oblique of the tendon sheaths.
z)Tendon of digiti minimi, from m. flexor digitorum superficialis communis (s. flexor digitorum communis perforatus).
h) Tendon of digiti minimi, from m. flexor digitorum communis profundus (s. m. flexor digitorum communis perforans).

  1. brachial artery.
  2. muscular rami to coracobrachialis and biceps brachii.
  3. muscular rami to triceps brachii.
  4. profunda brachii artery.
  5. ulnar collateral artery.
  6. ulnar artery.
  7. radial artery.
  8. radial recurrent artery.
  9. dorsal ramus of radial artery.
  10. volar ramus of radial artery, to the superficial arch.
  11. muscular ramus of the dorsal branch of the radial artery toto the muscles of the ball of the thumb.
  12. radial volar artery of the thumb, from the princeps pollicis artery.
  13. ulnar volar artery of the thumb, from the princeps pollicis artery.
  14. radial volar indicis artery, from the princeps pollicis artery.
  15. ramus of the volar ulnar artery.
  16. superficial palmar arch (s. arcus sublimis).
  17. common digital volar arteries.
  18. volar ulnar artery.
  19. dorsal radial artery.
  20. deep branch of the volar artery, to the deep palmar arch.
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