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Flashcards in Femoral Triangle Deck (18):
1

Superior border of Femoral Triangle

inguinal ligament

2

Medial border of Femoral Triangle

Adductor longus m.

3

Lateral border of Femoral Triangle

sartorius m.

4

Floor border of Femoral Triangle

iliopsoas (lateral) & pectineus (medial)

5

Roof border of Femoral Triangle

fascia lata & cribriform fascia

6

contents of femoral triangle

Nerve (femoral n.)
Artery (femoral a.)
Vein (femoral v.)
Empty space
Lymphatics

7

The femoral sheath encloses the vessels of the triangle EXCEPT ________

femoral nerve

8

Femoral artery is a continuation of which artery?

external iliac

9

What artery has a palpable pulse in the femoral triangle?

femoral a.

10

The deep femoral a. is also known as ____ ____

profunda femoral

11

Which artery is the largest branch of the femoral artery?

deep femoral a. (profunda femoral)

12

What 2 arteries branch off of the profunda femoral a.?

1. medial circumflex femoral a. (m-cfa)
2. lateral circumflex femoral a. (l-cfa)

13

M-cfa and L-cfa arise to help with ______ to encircle the proximal femur, contributing to the blood supply of the hip join.

anastamose

14

The femoral a. continues distally into the _____ _____ then through an opening the adductor magnus ( the _____ ____).

adductor canal
adductor hiatus

15

A branch of the femoral vein is the ____ ____ ____ and it joins the femoral vein in the femoral triangle anteriorly.

great saphenous vein

16

Where does the femoral nerve come from?

L2-L4 lumbar plexus

17

The femoral nerve passes into the thigh posterior to what structure?

inguinal ligament

18

2 branches of femoral nerve

1. muscular branch
2. saphenous n. (innervates skin of anteromedial knee, leg, and foot)