dorsal metacarpal artery

dor·sal me·ta·car·pal ar·te·ry

(dōr'săl met'ă-kahr'păl ahr'tĕr-ē)
One of four arteries taking origin from the dorsal carpal arch and running on the posterior aspect of the interosseous muscles of the hand.
Synonym(s): arteria metacarpalis dorsalis.
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The skin over the dorsum of the index finger is supplied by the first dorsal metacarpal artery and can be transferred to the thumb with good sensation when taken with a branch of the superficial radial nerve.
Caption: Figure 7 Clinical photo illustrating a first dorsal metacarpal artery based kite flap used to cover defect of the dorsal aspect of the thumb following a burn injury (preoperative, immediate postoperative, 1 year postoperative).

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