Inferior ulnar collateral artery
|Artery: Inferior ulnar collateral artery|
|Diagram of the anastomosis around the elbow-joint. (Inf. ulnar collateral labeled at center right.)|
|Arteries of the back of the forearm and hand. (Inferior ulnar collateral labeled at upper left.)|
|Latin||arteria collateralis ulnaris inferior|
|Gray's||subject #150 592|
The inferior ulnar collateral artery (anastomotica magna artery) arises about 5 cm. above the elbow.
It passes medialward upon the Brachialis, and piercing the medial intermuscular septum, winds around the back of the humerus between the Triceps brachii and the bone, forming, by its junction with the profunda brachii, an arch above the olecranon fossa.
As the vessel lies on the Brachialis, it gives off branches which ascend to join the superior ulnar collateral: others descend in front of the medial epicondyle, to anastomose with the anterior ulnar recurrent.
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List of arteries of upper limbs
|Axillary||scapular anastomosis - 1st part superior thoracic - 2nd part thoracoacromial (deltoid branch) - lateral thoracic - 3rd part subscapular (circumflex scapular, thoracodorsal) - anterior humeral circumflex - posterior humeral circumflex|
|Brachial||profunda brachii (radial collateral, medial collateral) - ulnar collateral artery (superior, inferior)|
|Radial||forearm: radial recurrent superficial palmar branch - princeps pollicis (radial of index finger)|
|Ulnar||forearm: ulnar recurrent (anterior, posterior) - common interosseous (anterior, posterior, recurrent) deep palmar branch|
|Arches||dorsal carpal arch: dorsal metacarpal (dorsal digital) deep palmar arch: palmar metacarpal|
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