Palmar carpal arch

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Artery: Palmar carpal arch
Source palmar carpal branch of radial artery, palmar carpal branch of ulnar artery   
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The palmar carpal arch is an anatomical term that denotes the combination (anastomosis) of two arteries: the palmar carpal branch of the radial artery and the palmar carpal branch of the ulnar artery.

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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