Deep plantar artery

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Deep plantar artery
The plantar arteries. Deep view. (Deep plantar labeled at center left.)
Anterior tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries. (Deep plantar labeled at bottom right.)
Source Dorsalis pedis artery
Latin Arteria plantaris profunda
TA A12.2.16.054
FMA 69513
Anatomical terminology

The deep plantar artery (ramus plantaris profundus; communicating artery) descends into the sole of the foot, between the two heads of the first Interosseous dorsalis, and unites with the termination of the lateral plantar artery, to complete the plantar arch.

It sends a branch along the medial side of the great toe and continues forward along the first interosseous space as the first plantar metatarsal artery, which bifurcates for the supply of the adjacent sides of the great and second toes.


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

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