At its terminal end the abdominal aorta divides into the right and left common iliac arteries. Each of these subdivides into the external iliac artery and the hypogastric artery. The external iliac arteries extend to the:
The external iliac artery extends through the thigh where it is called the:
At the back of the knee the femoral artery becomes the:
The common iliac artery divides into the 1___ ___ ___ and the 2. ______ _____.
- External Iliac Artery
- Hypogastric Artery (Internal Iliac Artery)
Just below the knee the popliteal artery subdivides into the 1. ____ ____ ____ and the 2 ___ ___ __.
- Anterior Tibial Artery
- Posterior Tibial Artery
The anterior tibial artery continues along the anterior part fo the leg to the ankle joint where it becomes the ___ ___ ___.
Dorsalis Pedis Artery
From the dorsalis pedis artery the blood flows into the ___ ___ of the foot.
The posterior tibial artery extends along the back of the leg to the ankle. Just below the knee it gives off a large branch, the:
At the ankle the posterial tibial artery divides into the:
Medial and Lateral Plantar Arteries
The medial and lateral plantar arteries form the ___ ___, which also recieves blood from the anterior tibial artery.
From the plantar arch the blood flows to all parts of the foot through small arteries, arterioles, and finally:
The blood returning from the foot flows into the venules of the foot and then the:
Dorsal Venous Arch
From the dorsal venous arch the blood flows either through a superficial set of veins or a :
Deep set of Veins
The blood flows from the venules into the dorsal venous arch and then, superficially, into the 1.___ ___ ____ (along the back of the leg) or the 2. ___ ___ ___ (along the medial side of the leg).
- Small saphenous vein
- Great saphenous vein
The small saphenous vein epties into the (deep):
From the popliteal vein the blood flows into the (deep):
The great saphenous vein empties directly into the:
From the dorsal venous arch there is also a deep set of veins returning the blood to the heart. The blood can flow from the dorsal venous network into the:
Dorsalis Pedis Vein
From the dorsalis pedis vein, the blood flows into the:
Anterior Tibial Vein
From the anterior tibial vein the blood flows into the ____ ____, and then into the femoral vein.
Another path for the blood to follow to the deep veins of the foot is from the venules to the:
Plantar Venous Arch
From the plantar venous arch the blood flows into the:
Medial and Lateral Plantar Veins
The medial and lateral plantar veins empty into the:
Posterior Tibial Artery
From the posterior tibial vein the blood flows into the ___ ___, which then empties into the femoral vein.
The femoral vein empties into the:
External Iliac Vein
The femoral vein empties into the external iliac vein whcih in turn empties into the:
Common Iliac Vein
The common iliac veins (right and left) empty into the ____ ___ ____, which carries the blood back to the heart.
Inferior Vena Cava