Profunda femoris artery

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Profunda femoris artery
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The profunda femoris artery, femoral artery and their major branches - right thigh, anterior view. (Femoral profunda labeled at right center.)
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Structures surrounding right hip-joint.
Details
Latin arteria profunda femoris
Source
femoral artery
Branches
Lateral femoral circumflex
Medial femoral circumflex
Perforating
profunda femoris vein
Identifiers
Gray's p.629
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12155579
TA A12.2.16.020
FMA FMA:20741
Anatomical terminology

The profunda femoris artery (also known as the deep femoral artery, or the deep artery of the thigh) is a branch of the femoral artery that, as its name suggests, travels more deeply (posteriorly) than the rest of the femoral artery.

Structure[edit]

The profunda femoris branches off the femoral artery soon after its origin. It travels down the thigh closer to the femur than the femoral artery, running between the pectineus and the adductor longus, and running on the posterior side of adductor longus. The deep femoral artery does not leave the thigh.

Branches[edit]

The profunda femoris gives off the following branches:

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