Palmar carpal arch

The palmar carpal arch is the combination (anastomosis) of two arteries: the Palmar carpal branch of radial artery and the palmar carpal branch of ulnar artery.

Palmar carpal arch
Deep view of ulnar and radial arteries (palmar carpal arch visible at level of "volar radial carpal" and "volar ulnar carpal", but not labeled)
SourcePalmar carpal branch of radial artery and palmar carpal branch of ulnar artery
Anatomical terminology

This anastomosis is joined by a branch from the anterior interosseous artery above, and by recurrent branches from the deep palmar arch below, thus forming a palmar carpal network which supplies the articulations of the wrist and carpus.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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