Proper dorsal digital arteries

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 23 Nov 2020

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.

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Cases and figures

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