Arteries of the Hand

There are two arteries entering the hand and these are the:
1. radial
2. ulnar.

Together, the branches of these arteries form two
arterial arches:
1. superificial
2. deep.

The superficial arterial arch is formed mainly from
the ulnar artery and is completed by the
superficial branch of the radial. This completion is not
always present or may be extremely small.

The deep arterial arch is formed mainly by
the deep branch of the radial artery and
is finished by the deep branch of
the ulnar artery.

These arteries and the branches of the
arches are shown in the adjacent diagrams.

superficial palmar arch
deep palmar arch

Muscles & Tendons of the Hand Veins of the Hand


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