Flashcards in Arteries of the leg Deck (17)
What is the main artery in the lower limb?
What is the Femoral artery a continuation of?
External Iliac which is derived from abdominal aorta
What are the 3 branches of the Deep femoral artery?
Lateral femoral circumflex artery
Medial femoral circumflex artery
Which area does the Lateral femoral circumflex artery supply?
Lateral side of the thigh
Which area does the Perforating branches of the femoral artery supply?
Medial and posterior of the thigh
What artery supplies the anterior muscles of the thigh?
The femoral artery
Where does the Femoral artery change into the Popliteal artery?
At the Adductor Hiatus
What is the other main artery in the thigh?
What does the Obturator artery split off from?
Internal Iliac artery in the pelvic region
What are the 2 branches of the Obturator artery?
Where does the Obturator artery split?
In the medial thigh
What does the Popliteal artery do at the knee joint?
Gives off many branches called the Genicular branches which supply the knee joint
Where does the Popliteal artery terminate?
It becomes the anterior and posterior branches of the Tibial artery when it passes through the Popliteal fossa
What artery supplies the anterior of the leg?
Anterior tibial artery
What artery supplies the posterior and lateral of the leg?
Posterior tibial artery
What is the Anterior Tibial artery called in the foot?
Dorsalis pedis artery