Dorsal carpal arch

The dorsal carpal arch (dorsal carpal network, posterior carpal arch) is an anatomical term for the combination (anastomosis) of dorsal carpal branch of the radial artery and the dorsal carpal branch of the ulnar artery near the back of the wrist.

Dorsal carpal arch
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Arteries of the hand
Details
Sourcedorsal carpal branch of the radial artery, dorsal carpal branch of the ulnar artery
Branchesdorsal metacarpal arteries
Identifiers
Latinrete carpale dorsale
TA98A12.2.09.033
TA24647
Anatomical terminology

It is made up of the dorsal carpal branches of both the ulnar and radial arteries. It also anastomoses with the anterior interosseous artery and the posterior interosseous artery. The arch gives off three dorsal metacarpal arteries.

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  This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 594 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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