Inferior medial genicular artery

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Inferior medial genicular artery
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The femoral artery. (Medial inf. genicular labeled at lower right.)
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Anterior tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries. (Medial inferior genicular labeled at upper right.)
Details
Latin Arteria inferior medialis genus
Branches
branch to popliteus
Supplies upper end of the tibia, knee-joint
Identifiers
Gray's p.633
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12154600
TA A12.2.16.039
FMA 43889
Anatomical terminology

The medial inferior genicular is an artery of the leg.

Course[edit]

It first descends along the upper margin of the popliteus, to which it gives branches; it then passes below the medial condyle of the tibia, beneath the tibial collateral ligament, at the anterior border of which it ascends to the front and medial side of the joint, to supply the upper end of the tibia and the knee-joint, anastomosing with the lateral inferior and medial superior genicular arteries.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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