Arterial anastomosis of the elbow

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The peri-articular arterial anastomosis of the elbow consists of several arteries that supply the elbow joint and its supporting structures. It functions to allow blood to flow around the elbow joint no mater which position the joint is in. The arteries that contribute include: 

Accompanying veins also form a rich venous plexus.

Anatomy: Upper limb
Share article

Article information

rID: 55408
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • peri-articular arterial anastomosis of the elbow

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Drag
    Figure 1: arteries of the elbow (Gray's illustration)
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.