posterior interosseous artery


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pos·te·ri·or in·ter·os·se·ous ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, common interosseous artery; distribution, posterior compartment of forearm.

pos·te·ri·or in·ter·os·se·ous ar·te·ry

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr in'tĕr-os'ē-ŭs ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, common interosseous artery; distribution, posterior compartment of forearm.
Synonym(s): arteria interossea posterior, dorsal interosseous artery.

posterior interosseous artery

A branch of the common interosseous artery; it descends through the forearm between the superficial and deep layers of muscle.
See also: artery
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We performed 53 flaps in 50 patients, as in 3 patients posterior interosseous artery (PIA) flaps were done bilaterally both in emergency and elective settings.
Rare anatomical variations described by various authors are; failure of the middle third of the posterior interosseous flap;14 absence of anastomosis between recurrent dorsal branch of anterior interosseous artery and posterior interosseous artery at the level of middle third of the posterior forearm;21 narrowing of PIA in the middle third of forearm;13 and termination of PIA in the middle third of the forearm.
The anatomic basis of the fascio-cutaneous flap of the posterior interosseous artery.
Posterior interosseous artery flap, fasciosubcutaneous pedicle technique: a study of 25 cases.

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