Posterior tibial artery

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The posterior tibial artery (PTA) is one of the 2 branches of the tibioperoneal trunk in the lower leg and provides oxygenated blood to the posterior compartments of the leg and plantar surface of the foot. It is accompanied by the posterior tibial vein, along its course.


Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 24909
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Tag: artery
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • posterior tibial artery (PTA)

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: anatomical variant with high origin on the left
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