Articular branches of descending genicular artery

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Artery: Articular branches of descending genicular artery
The femoral artery (highest genicular labeled at center right)
Circumpatellar anastomosis (highest genicular visible at upper right)
Latin Rami articulares arteriae descendentis genicularis
Gray's p.631
Source Descending genicular artery

The articular branches of descending genicular artery descend in the substance of the vastus medialis muscle, and in front of the tendon of the adductor magnus muscle, to the medial side of the knee, where they anastomose with the medial superior genicular and anterior recurrent tibial artery.

A branch from this vessel crosses above the patellar surface of the femur, forming an anastomotic arch with the lateral superior genicular artery, and supplying branches to the knee-joint.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.