Anterior tibial recurrent artery

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Anterior tibial recurrent artery
Patellar network
(anterior recurrent tibial visible at bottom left)
Anterior tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries
(anterior tibial recurrent visible at center left)
Source Anterior tibial artery
Latin Arteria recurrens tibialis anterior
TA A12.2.16.043
FMA 43902
Anatomical terminology

The anterior tibial recurrent artery is a small artery in the leg. It arises from the anterior tibial artery, as soon as that vessel has passed through the interosseous space. It ascends in the tibialis anterior muscle, ramifies on the front and sides of the knee-joint, and assists in the formation of the patellar plexus by anastomosing with the genicular branches of the popliteal, and with the highest genicular artery.


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

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