Arteries of the Arm

The arteries of the anterior and posterior compartments of the arm are branches of the brachial artery which begins at the inferior margin of the teres major as a continuation of the axillary artery. Its branches are: Arteries of the arm
  • brachial
  • deep (profunda) brachial
      branches not shown on diagram
    • anterior branch
    • posterior branch
  • superior ulnar collateral
  • inferior ulnar collateral
arteries of the arm

The diagram also shows that the brachial artery terminates just below the elbow joint as the radial and ulnar arteries, to be covered in the forearm.

Muscles of Posterior Arm Veins of the Arm

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