metacarpal artery


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Noun1.metacarpal artery - dorsal and palmar arteries of the handmetacarpal artery - dorsal and palmar arteries of the hand
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
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They often include the dorsal and volar metacarpal artery as well as digital arteries and have a large amount of versatility in coverage of larger injuries to the digits and hand (Fig.
The skin over the dorsum of the index finger is supplied by the first dorsal metacarpal artery and can be transferred to the thumb with good sensation when taken with a branch of the superficial radial nerve.
Caption: Figure 7 Clinical photo illustrating a first dorsal metacarpal artery based kite flap used to cover defect of the dorsal aspect of the thumb following a burn injury (preoperative, immediate postoperative, 1 year postoperative).