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1

Why are the deep veins relatively small?

The superficial veins do a lot of work

1

How many deep veins are their part artery?

2

2

How are the three part of the axillary artery named?

By their association with the pec minor

2

Where would you apply pressure to stem a haemorrhage at the wrist?

On the medial aspect in the middle of the arm or 

On the ant. aspect of the elbow

 

3

Where does the radial artery run? (hit: think muscles)

Under the brachioradialis

Then around the back on the dorsum and through the snuff box

 

4

What is the course of profunda brachii?

Loops behind the humerus around coming off the brachial artery, goes with the radial nerve

6

Which compartment in the upper limb does the main artery run?

Anterior - so it's not stretched at the elbow

6

T/F Lymphadenopathy of the axillary LNs means the problem is in the upper limb?

No, it can also be in the upper back or breast

7

Which superficial vein of the forearm enters the axillary vein first?

The basilic

8

What is the course of the brachial artery in the arm?

Starts medials to the humerus by travels ant. 

8

What does the common interosseous artery split into?

The ant and post interosseous arteries (named depending on their position in relation to the interosseous membrane

9

Which aspect of the forearm is the cephalic vein on?

Lateral

10

Which artery gives off the common interosseous artery?

The ulnar a. 

11

What are the names of the artery of the UL?

Subclavian > Axillary > Brachial > Ulnar/Radial

13

Where does the ulnar artery run? (hint: think muscles)

Under the FCU

14

Where does lymph from the upper limb drawn to?

Axillary LN

15

Which aspect of the forearm is the basilic vein on?

Medial

16

Which major artery goes over the flexor retinaculum?

Ulnar artery

17

Which artery is the stem of the superficial palmar arch?

Ulnar a.

19

Where is the brachial artery placed at the elbow joint?

In between the biceps tendon and median nerve

21

What is the name of the artery that supplies the triceps muscle?

Deep brachial artery (aka profunda brachii)

22

Which artery is the stem of the deep palmar arch?

Radial

23

Where does the brachial artery terminate?

Just distal to the elbow joint

24

What are the two important superficial veins of the forearm?

Basilic and cephalic