Common interosseous artery

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Artery: Common interosseous artery
Diagram of the anastomosis around the elbow-joint.
Arteries of the back of the forearm and hand.
Latin arteria interossea communis
Gray's subject #152 596
Source ulnar artery   
Branches anterior interosseous, posterior interosseous
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The common interosseous artery, about 1 cm. in length, arises immediately below the tuberosity of the radius.

Passing backward to the upper border of the interosseous membrane, it divides into two branches, the anterior interosseous and posterior interosseous arteries.

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