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Surgical Anatomy
October 2001

October 2001

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Surg. 2001;136(10):1135. doi:10.1001/archsurg.136.10.1135

The arterial supply of the hand comes from 4 major arterial branches of the hand and wrist. The palmar and dorsal carpal arches receive contributions from the interosseous, radial, and ulnar arteries. The deep palmar arch receives contributions from all 4 forearm vessels. The superficial palmar arch receives input primarily from the radial and ulnar arteries.

Source: Blackbourne LH, Fleischer KJ. Advanced Surgical Recall. Philadelphia, Pa: Williams & Wilkins; 1997:1018.