Middle collateral artery

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

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
Share article

Article information

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

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

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

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

     Thank you for updating your details.