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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After completing the arch, dorsal metacarpal artery continued as princeps pollicis artery for the thumb.
The SPA was formed by the branch of ulnar artery and completed by the first dorsal metacarpal artery of the radial artery.
One was left to heal by second intention, and one case was repaired by a dorsal metacarpal artery flap.
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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