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Ulnar Artery

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  • Is a continuation of the brachial artery.[1]
  • It provides arterial supply to elbow joint, forearm and hand.


  • The ulnar artery lies between flexor digitorum superficialis and flexor carpi ulnaris muscles for the majority of it's course.
  • It enters the hand with the ulnar nerve and vein by passing through the Guyon canal also called ulnar canal.
  • It divides into it's terminal branches at the carpal region of the hand.


  • Anterior ulnar recurrent arteries
  • Posterior ulnar recurrent arteries
  • Common interosseous
  • Palmar carpal arch
  • Superficial palmar arch
  • Dorsal carpal branch

Clinical Significance

See Also


  1. R.L. Drake, A. Wayne, A.W.M. Mitchell: Gray’s Anatomy For Students, 2nd Edition, Churchill Livingstone (2010)
Created by:
Alaa Khader on 8 June 2022 08:03:07
Last edited:
8 June 2022 13:54:26