Posterior tibial recurrent artery

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Artery: Posterior tibial recurrent artery
Latin arteria recurrens tibialis posterior
Gray's p.635
Source anterior tibial artery

The posterior tibial recurrent artery, an inconstant branch, is given off from the anterior tibial before that vessel passes through the interosseous space.

It ascends in front of the Popliteus, which it supplies, and anastomoses with the inferior genicular branches of the popliteal artery, giving an offset to the tibiofibular joint.

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