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Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Arteries of the Upper Limb


- See:
      - Arterial Development of the Limbs :
      - Upper Extremity Arteriogram of the Limbs :

      Subclavian Artery
      Axillary Artery
      Supreme Thoracic Artery
      Thoracoacromial Artery
      Lateral Thoracic Artery
      Subscapular Artery
      Anterior Humeral Circumflex Artery
      Posterior Humeral Circumflex Artery
      Brachial Artery
      Profunda Brachi
      Median Artery
      Radial Artery
      Ulnar Artery

- Upper Extremity Emboli:
    - upper extremity emboli can be removed thru brachial arteriotomy;
    - transverse arteriotomy  is placed just above brachial bifurcation into radial and ulnar artery ;
    - embolectomy is similar to lower extremity embolectomy with passage of catheteres both proximally and distally;
    - number 2 or 3 Fr Fogarty catheters can usually be threaded into hand;
    - if distal pulses do not return following restoration of flow, completion angiography is mandatory



  An Experience with Upper-Extremity Vascular Trauma.

  Year Book: Upper Extremity Arterial Injury in Athletes.

  Year Book: Management of Arm Arterial Injuries.

  The Extraosseous and Intraosseous Arterial Anatomy of the Adult Elbow.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

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