ulnar artery


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ul·nar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, terminal branch (with radial artery) of brachial artery; branches, ulnar recurrent, common interosseous, dorsal and palmar carpal, deep palmar, and superficial palmar arch with its digital branches.
Synonym(s): arteria ulnaris [TA]

ul·nar ar·te·ry

(ŭl'năr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, brachial; branches, ulnar recurrent, common interosseous, dorsal and palmar carpal, deep palmar, and superficial palmar arch with its digital branches.
Synonym(s): arteria ulnaris [TA] .

ulnar artery

A branch of the brachial artery originating in the cubital fossa and ending in the deep palmar and superficial palmar arterial arches of the hand. It supplies blood to the forearm, the medial side of the wrist, the palm, and the hand, and its branches include the common interosseous, the anterior and posterior ulnar recurrent, the palmar carpal, and the dorsal carpal arteries.
See: brachial artery for illus.
See also: artery
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Maricq, "Prevalence, risk factors, and clinical correlates of ulnar artery occlusion in the general population," Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol.
the ulnar artery joined with the large first dorsal interosseal artery to form the SPA and supplied thumb and index finger in 8% of cases among 86 dissected cadaveric specimens, [sup][3] whereas in our case, it does not supply the index finger.
Calori in 1868 published two cases, one concerning an absent ulnar artery replaced with a superficially located artery, branching from the AB very proximally and passing superficially to the flexor retinaculum (retinaculum musculorum flexorum) into the hand; the other branching from the AA, with a thick branch in the axilla, running superficially in the arm and forearm and passing superficially to the flexor retinaculum into the hand--both cases cannot be classified as the ABMS [23].
The distal half of the SUA, from the level of the mid-forearm to wrist, follows a typical course for the ulnar artery: at the wrist it was accompanied medially by the ulnar nerve and the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris, then traversed the superficial part of the flexor retinaculum, and continued across the palm as the superficial palmar arterial arch.
For the first 30 consecutive patients in Group W, blood flow in both RAs and ulnar artery were examined by Doppler ultrasound.
Chronic traumas to the hypothenar eminence in professionally predisposed individuals (drivers, mechanics, bricklayers, carpenters), or those engaged in a number of sports (such as golf, tennis, extreme martial arts, baseball in Anglo-Saxon countries) cause chronic pressure of the ulnar artery against the hamulus (uncinate process) of the hamate bone [2-4].
Keen [6] subdivides superficial brachial artery (found in 12.3% dissections) into 3 types: (a) Those superficial brachial arteries which continue in cubital fossa and bifurcate as usual into radial and ulnar arteries (3.6%); (b) Superficial brachial artery continues as radial artery and known as 'High origin of radial artery' (5.9%); (c) Superficial brachial artery continues as ulnar artery and known as 'High origin of ulnar artery' (2.8%).
The life base pulse or the pulse which determines one's life span should be read on the ulnar artery. The death pulse should be read on the posterior tibial artery as Tibetan medical philosophy asserts that when the death cycle takes place, dissolution or disintegration of the energies of the body begin from the lower part of the body.
The ulnar artery repair was done and good backflow from the distal radial artery was observed.
In such a scenario, we use the ulnar artery, which is connected to the radial artery.
The postmortem said Dr Kelly had five cuts to his wrist and severed his ulnar artery. There was "heavy bloodstains" over his left arm and a "total lack of classical defence wounds against a sharp weapon attack".
Painkillers The post mortem exam revealed that Kelly had five cuts to his wrist and had severed his ulnar artery.