Posterior tibial recurrent artery

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Posterior tibial recurrent artery
Details
Source anterior tibial artery
Identifiers
Latin arteria recurrens tibialis posterior
TA A12.2.16.044
FMA 43903
Anatomical terminology

The posterior tibial recurrent artery, an inconstant branch, is given off from the anterior tibial before that vessel passes through the interosseous space.

It ascends in front of the Popliteus, which it supplies, and anastomoses with the inferior genicular branches of the popliteal artery, giving an offset to the tibiofibular joint.

Notes[edit]

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