Superior lateral genicular artery
|Artery: Superior lateral genicular artery|
The femoral artery. (Lateral sup. genicular labeled at bottom left.)
Circumpatellar anastomosis. (Latter superior genicular labeled at upper left, second from top.)
|Latin||arteria superior lateralis genus|
|Branches||superficial branch, deep branch|
It passes above the lateral condyle of the femur, beneath the tendon of the Biceps femoris.
It divides into a superficial and a deep branch; the superficial branch supplies the vastus lateralis, and anastomoses with the descending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex and the lateral inferior genicular arteries; the deep branch supplies the lower part of the femur and knee-joint, and forms an anastomotic arch across the front of the bone with the highest genicular and the medial inferior genicular arteries.
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