Saturday, August 13, 2011

Superficial Palmar Arch

The superficial palmar arch is an artery of the palm that carries oxygenated blood and supplies hand and fingers. It is mainly formed by the ulnar artery which anastomoses with a branch of the radial artery, forming an arch. The superficial palmar arch is located in deep to palmar aponeurosis and is superficial to digital branches of the median nerve, long flexor tendons of the forearm and lumbricals of the palm.