Middle collateral artery

The middle collateral artery is one of the two terminal branches of the deep brachial artery. As it descends in the distal part of the posterior compartment of the arm, it contributes to the arterial anastomosis of the elbow specifically the interosseous recurrent artery which is the proximal continuation of the posterior interosseous artery (from the ulnar artery) in the proximal posterior compartment of the forearm.

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Article information

rID: 55388
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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Cases and figures

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