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Dorsal Digital Arteries of Hand
Cardiovascular System

Dorsal Digital Arteries of Hand

Arteriae digitales dorsales manus

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Quick Facts

Origin: Dorsal metacarpal arteries.

Course: Distally to the proximal interphalangeal joint.

Branches: No named branches.

Supplied Structures: Dorsal aspect of the digits.

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The dorsal digital arteries originate from the dorsal metacarpal arteries.


The dorsal digital arteries course distally from their origin at the metacarpophalangeal joint and run to their respective proximal interphalangeal joint.


There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The dorsal digital arteries supply the dorsum of the digits.

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