Acetabular branch of medial circumflex femoral artery

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Acetabular branch
Circumflex femoral arteries.png
The profunda femoris artery, femoral artery and their major branches - right thigh, frontal view (circumflex femoral arteries labeled)
Source Medial circumflex femoral artery
Latin Ramus acetabularis arteriae circumflexae femoris medialis
TA A12.2.16.024
FMA 20813
Anatomical terminology

The acetabular branch is an artery in the hip that arises from the medial circumflex femoral artery opposite the acetabular notch and enters the hip-joint beneath the transverse ligament in company with an articular branch from the obturator artery. It supplies the fat in the bottom of the acetabulum, and is continued along the ligament to the head of the femur.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 630 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)