Ascending branch of medial circumflex femoral artery

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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)
Details
Latin Ramus ascendens arteriae circumflexae femoris medialis
Source
Medial circumflex femoral artery
Identifiers
Gray's p.630
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12688898
TA A12.2.16.025
FMA 20811
Anatomical terminology

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.

References[edit]

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