Lateral tarsal artery

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Lateral tarsal artery
Anterior tibial artery, dorsalis pedis artery and the muscles and bones of the leg - anterior view. (Lat. tarsal very faintly labeled at bottom center.)
Latin arteria tarsalis lateralis
Dorsalis pedis artery
Gray's p.637
TA A12.2.16.049
FMA 44595
Anatomical terminology

The lateral tarsal artery (tarsal artery) arises from the dorsalis pedis, as that vessel crosses the navicular bone; it passes in an arched direction lateralward, lying upon the tarsal bones, and covered by the Extensor digitorum brevis; it supplies this muscle and the articulations of the tarsus, and anastomoses with branches of the arcuate, anterior lateral malleolar and lateral plantar arteries, and with the perforating branch of the peroneal artery.

It runs with the lateral terminal branch of deep fibular nerve.

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