An anatomical study of the neurovascular anatomy of the web spaces between the fingers

A. Kinsella*, S. Parson, D. M. Davidson

*Corresponding author for this work

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The neurovascular supply to the first web space is recognised to be variable (Falconer and Spinner, 1985), but the supply to the second, third and fourth web spaces is more consistent. Although the anatomy of the common digital arteries (CDAs) and common digital nerves (CDNs) is well described in anatomy texts and medical literature, there is little comment about their bifurcation into digital arteries and digital nerves. Our study aims to address this deficit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-757
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of hand surgery-European volume
Issue number7
Early online date15 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015


  • Neurovascular anatomy
  • web spaces
  • fingers

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