Arterial anastomosis of the elbow

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 16 Sep 2019

The periarticular 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 matter which position the joint is in. The arteries that contribute include: 

Accompanying veins also form a rich venous plexus.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: arteries of the elbow (Gray's illustration)
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