Flashcards in Arteries of the lower limb: other arteries of the thigh Deck (8):
What are the 2 branches of the obturator artery?
1. anterior branch
2. posterior branch
What does the anterior branch supply?
pectineus, obturator externus, adductor muscles, gracilis
Which muscles does the posterior branch supply?
deep gluteal muscles
Which arteries is the gluteal region largely supplied by?
superior & inferior gluteal arteries
Where does the superior and inferior gluteal artery arise from?
internal iliac artery, entering the gluteal region via the greater sciatic foramen
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
Which vasculature does the inferior gluteal artery contribute towards?
vasculature of the posterior thigh