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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 18: Figure 3

Atlas of Human Anatomy

The deep arteries of the flexor surface of the arm and hand.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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The deep arteries of the flexor surface of the arm and hand

a) m. Coracobrachialis.
b) m. Latissimus dorsi.
c) m. Long head of triceps brachii.
d) m. Short head of triceps brachii.
e) m. Brachialis.
f) m. Supinator (s. supinator brevis).
g) Medial intermuscular septum.
h) Medial humeral condyle.
i) Divided tendon of m. biceps.
k) m. Extensor carpi radialis longus.
l) m. Extensor carpi radialis brevis.
m) Divided tendon of brachioradalis (s. supinator longus).
n) Radial insertion of m. pronator teres.
o) mm. Flexor carpi radialis (s. radialis internus) and palmaris longus.
p) Antibrachial interosseous ligament.
q) m. flexor pollicis longus (divided).
r) Finger flexor (cut).
s) m. Pronator quadratus.
t) Divided tendon of m. flexor carpi ulnaris.
u) Volar carpal ligament (s. transverse carpal ligament) [cut in middle].
v) m. Abductor digiti minimi.
w) m. Oppenens digiti minimi.
x) mm. Interossei.

  1. brachial artery.
  2. profunda brachii artery.
  3. ulnar collateral artery.
  4. point of division of the brachial artery into radial and ulnar arteries.
  5. radial recurrent artery.
  6. radial artery.
  7. ulnar artery.
  8. branch to the cubital articular rete.
  9. ulnar recurrent artery.
  10. medial interosseous arteries.
  11. continuation of the ulnar artery.
  12. dorsal ramus of the radial artery.
  13. volar ramus of the radial artery.
  14. dorsal ramus of the ulnar artery.
  15. divided end of the volar ramus of the ulnar artery, from which the superficial palmar arch is formed.
  16. superficial palmar arch.
  17. deep ramus of the palmar branches of the ulnar artery.
  18. princeps pollicis artery.
  19. volar radial indicis artery.
  20. volar digital arteries communis.
  21. volar interosseous arteries.
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