Arterial pulses of the arm:
- Brachial artery: medial to the biceps muscle above the elbow.
- Radial artery
- Ulnar Artery at the wrist
- the radial and ulnar arteries are interconnected by two vascular arches within the hand.
- Circulation to the hand and fingers is thereby doubly protected aainst possible arterial occlusion.
Pulses in the legs:
- Femoral artery: below the inguinal ligament midway between the anterior superior iliac spine and the symphysis pubis
- The Popliteal artery: behind the knee
- The dorsalis pedalis artery: on the dorsum of the foot
- The posterior tibial artery: just behind the medial malleolus.
- The foot is protected like the hand by an interconnecting arch between the two chief arterial branches supplying it.
Bates, Barbara. 1974. A Guide to Physical Examination. J.B. Lippincott Company, Toronto.