Jan 1, 1978

Blood supply of the scaphoid bone of the hand

Acta Anatomica
P FasolM Strickner

Abstract

For investigation of the vascular supply of the os scaphoideum we produced post mortem injection specimens of hands with latex milk. The estraosseous vessels were prepared macroscopically and microscopically. The intraosseous vascular distribution was represented by cleared specimens (Spalteholz technique). A branch of the arteria radialis or of the ramus dorsalis arteriae radialis enters the dorsal face in the middle and distal third by several foramina nutricia. This artery effects the blood supply almost completely. Other vessels entering the navicular bone are small calibrated and only sometimes demonstrable. The proximal third of the scaphoideum shows no artery entrance.

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