Middle genicular artery

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Middle genicular artery
Details
Latin arteria media genus
Supplies ligaments and synovial membrane in the interior of the knee-joint
Identifiers
Gray's p.633
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12155002
TA A12.2.16.036
FMA 22536
Anatomical terminology

The middle genicular artery (azygos articular artery) is a small branch, arising opposite the back of the knee-joint.

Course and target[edit]

It pierces the oblique popliteal ligament, and supplies the ligaments and synovial membrane in the interior of the articulation.

References[edit]

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

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