Inferior lateral genicular artery

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Artery: Inferior lateral genicular artery
The femoral artery. (Lateral inf. genicular labeled at lower left.)
Anterior tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries. (Lateral inferior genicular labeled at upper left.)
Latin arteria inferior lateralis genus
Gray's p.633

The lateral inferior genicular is an artery of the leg.


It runs lateralward above the head of the fibula to the front of the knee-joint, passing in its course beneath the lateral head of the gastrocnemius, the fibular collateral ligament, and the tendon of the biceps femoris.


It ends by dividing into branches, which anastomose with the medial inferior and lateral superior genicular arteries, and with the anterior recurrent tibial artery.

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