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What are the 2 branches of the obturator artery?

1. anterior branch
2. posterior branch

2

What does the anterior branch supply?

pectineus, obturator externus, adductor muscles, gracilis

3

Which muscles does the posterior branch supply?

deep gluteal muscles

4

Which arteries is the gluteal region largely supplied by?

superior & inferior gluteal arteries

5

Where does the superior and inferior gluteal artery arise from?

internal iliac artery, entering the gluteal region via the greater sciatic foramen

6

Where does the superior gluteal artery leave the foramen?
what are the superior and inferior gluteal arteries based on their relation to?

above the PIRIFORMIS muscle, the inferior below the muscle

7

Which vasculature does the inferior gluteal artery contribute towards?

vasculature of the posterior thigh

8

Where does the obturator artery arise from an descend to?
describe the course of arteries leading to the obturator artery

arise from internal iliac artery in pelvic region descends via obturator canal to enter medial thigh

abdominal aorta --> right common iliac --> internal iliac --> obturator