Ascending branch of medial circumflex femoral artery

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Artery: Ascending branch of medial circumflex femoral artery
Circumflex femoral arteries.png
The profunda femoris artery, femoral artery and their major branches - right thigh, front view (circumflex femoral arteries labeled)
Latin Ramus ascendens arteriae circumflexae femoris medialis
Gray's p.630
Source Medial circumflex femoral artery

The Ascending branch of medial circumflex femoral artery is a small artery in the thigh. It branches of the medial circumflex femoral artery and is distributed to the adductor muscles of the hip. It anastomoses with the obturator artery.

It also serves as an important blood supply to the head of the femur.

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