palmar metacarpal arteries

(redirected from Volar metacarpal artery)

pal·mar met·a·car·pal ar·ter·ies

three arteries springing from the deep palmar arch and running in the three medial interosseous metacarpal spaces; they anastomose with the common palmar and, through perforating branches, with the dorsal metacarpal arteries.
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They often include the dorsal and volar metacarpal artery as well as digital arteries and have a large amount of versatility in coverage of larger injuries to the digits and hand (Fig.