Sural arteries

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Sural arteries
The popliteal, posterior tibial, and peroneal arteries (sural arteries labeled at upper right)
Source Popliteal artery
Latin Arteriae surales
TA A12.2.16.037
FMA 22570 70817, 22570
Anatomical terminology

The sural arteries (inferior muscular arteries) are two large branches, which are distributed to the gastrocnemius, soleus, and plantaris muscles. The term applies to any of four or five arteries arising from the popliteal artery, with distribution to the muscles and integument of the calf, and with anastomoses to the posterior tibial, medial and lateral inferior genicular arteries.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 633 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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