Inferior ulnar collateral artery

The inferior ulnar collateral artery is a vessel arising from the brachial artery at the distal-most part of the upper arm.


Gross anatomy


The inferior ulnar collateral artery arises medially from the brachial artery superior to the medial epicondyle. Before passing anterior to the medial epicondyle, it provides a branch to the superior ulnar recurrent artery 1


The inferior ulnar collateral artery anastomoses with the anterior ulnar recurrent artery anterior to the medial epicondyle 1.


The inferior ulnar collateral constitutes part of the supply to the brachialis, biceps brachii, and coracobrachialis muscles. It also provides a branch to the superior ulnar collateral artery which partly supplies the elbow joint 1.

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Article information

rID: 46675
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs, cases
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Cases and figures

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