Anatomical Snuff Box


Definition: It is an intertendinous space situated at the posterolateral part of the wrist.



  • Anteriorly: Tendon of abductor pollicis longus and extensor pillicis brevis.
  • Posteriorly: Tendon of extensor pollicis longus.
  • Floor: Radial collateral ligament, Scaphoid and trapezium.
  • Roof: Skin and fascia


  • Radial artery and
  • Proximal part of first dorsal metacarpal artery.

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