Anatomy of Ulnar and Radial Arteries

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Where does the superficial palmar arch often anastomose with the superficial palmar branch of the radial artery?

At the elbow joint

Which artery gives rise to the anterior and posterior interosseous arteries?

Ulnar artery

Where does the radial artery begin its course?

In the cubital fossa

In what region does the superficial branch of the radial nerve lie in relation to the radial artery?


Where is the radial pulse commonly taken from in the forearm?

Anterior surface of the radius

Where does the ulnar artery enter the hand?

Anterior to the flexor retinaculum

What structure does the superficial palmar arch directly continue from?

Ulnar artery

Which artery completes the deep palmar arch along with the deep branch of the ulnar artery?

Radial artery

Where does the radial artery leave the dorsum of the hand?

By turning forward

Which artery supplies the lateral side of the index finger?

Radial artery

What arteries arise from the convexity of the superficial palmar arch?

Four digital arteries

Which artery forms the superficial palmar arch by joining with the superficial palmar branch of the radial artery?

Ulnar artery

Which artery winds around the lateral aspect of the wrist to reach the posterior surface of the hand?

Radial artery

Which nerve arises from the median nerve and passes downward on the anterior surface of the interosseous membrane?

Anterior interosseous nerve

Which artery provides the recurrent branch that takes part in the arterial anastomosis around the elbow joint?

Radial artery

Which nerve enters the palm by passing behind the flexor retinaculum?

Median nerve

Which structure rests posteriorly on the flexor digitorum profundus as it travels down the forearm?

Median nerve

Test your knowledge on the branches and features of the ulnar and radial arteries, including their anastomoses and interosseous arteries.

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