Anterior interosseous artery
|Artery: Anterior interosseous artery|
|Ulnar and radial arteries. Deep view. (Volar interosseous labeled vertically at center.)|
|Latin||arteria interossea anterior, arteria interossea volaris|
|Gray's||subject #152 596|
|Source||common interosseous artery|
It is accompanied by the volar interosseous branch of the median nerve, and overlapped by the contiguous margins of the Flexor digitorum profundus and Flexor pollicis longus, giving off in this situation muscular branches, and the nutrient arteries of the radius and ulna.
The volar interosseous artery gives off a slender branch, the arteria mediana, which accompanies the median nerve, and gives offsets to its substance; this artery is sometimes much enlarged, and runs with the nerve into the palm of the hand.
Before it pierces the interosseous membrane the volar interosseous sends a branch downward behind the Pronator quadratus to join the volar carpal network.
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