Anterior tibial recurrent artery
|Anterior tibial recurrent artery|
(anterior recurrent tibial visible at bottom left)
|Latin||Arteria recurrens tibialis anterior|
|Anterior tibial artery|
The anterior tibial recurrent artery is a small artery in the leg. It arises from the anterior tibial artery, as soon as that vessel has passed through the interosseous space. It ascends in the tibialis anterior muscle, ramifies on the front and sides of the knee-joint, and assists in the formation of the patellar plexus by anastomosing with the genicular branches of the popliteal, and with the highest genicular artery.
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