Arterial anastomosis of the elbow

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The periarticular arterial anastomosis of the elbow consists of several arteries that supply the elbow joint and its supporting structures. It functions to allow blood to flow around the elbow joint no matter which position the joint is in. The arteries that contribute include: 

Accompanying veins also form a rich venous plexus.

Anatomy: Upper limb
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Article information

rID: 55408
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Peri-articular arterial anastomosis of the elbow
  • Periarticular arterial anastomosis of the elbow

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