Proper dorsal digital arteries

The proper dorsal digital arteries arise from the dorsal metacarpal arteries at the level of the metacarpophalangeal joint. They contribute to the dorsal arterial supply of the digits.

The proper dorsal digital arteries travel along the medial and lateral side of the dorsal aspect of each digit, coursing distally towards their respective proximal interphalangeal joint 1.

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Article information

rID: 84270
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Proper dorsal digital artery

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: arterial supply to the hand (illustration)
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