Circumflex fibular artery

Dr Geon Oh et al.

The circumflex fibular artery is a minor artery of the leg.

Gross anatomy

Origin and course

Most often arises from the posterior tibial artery, passes laterally round the neck of the fibula through the soleus to anastomose with the lateral inferior genicular, medial genicular and anterior tibial recurrent arteries 1,2.

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  • bone and articular structures

Related pathology

Its position wrapping around the fibular neck, makes it vulnerable to injury with proximal fibular fractures 3

Anatomy: Lower limb
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rID: 45144
Section: Anatomy
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