Recurrent tibial arteries

Dr Geon Oh et al.

Posterior tibial recurrent artery

Origin and course
  • Inconstant branch that arises before the anterior tibial reaches the extensor compartment
  • Ascends anterior to popliteus with the recurrent nerve to that muscle, anastomosing with the inferior genicular branches of the popliteal artery
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  • Superiror tibiofibular joint

Anterior tibial recurrent artery

Origin and course
  • Arises near the posterior tibial recurrent artery
  • Ascends in tibialis anterior, ramifies on the front and sides of the knee joint and joins the patellar network, anastomosing with the inferior genicular branches of the popliteal artery
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  • Superior tibiofibular joint

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rID: 45140
Section: Anatomy
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