Saphenous branch of descending genicular artery

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Artery: Saphenous branch of descending genicular artery
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The femoral artery. (Highest genicular labeled at center right.)
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Circumpatellar anastomosis. (Highest genicular visible at upper right.)
Latin Ramus saphenus arteriae descendentis genus
Gray's p.631
Source descending genicular artery

The saphenous branch of descending genicular artery pierces the aponeurotic covering of the adductor canal, and accompanies the saphenous nerve to the medial side of the knee.

It passes between the Sartorius and Gracilis, and, piercing the fascia lata, is distributed to the integument of the upper and medial part of the leg, anastomosing with the medial inferior genicular artery.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1252541/?page=1

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