Tibioperoneal trunk

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 04 Feb 2022

The tibioperoneal or TP trunk, occasionally referred to as the tibiofibular​ trunk, is the direct continuation of the popliteal artery in the posterior upper leg after the anterior tibial artery origin. It is a short trunk that bifurcates into two terminal branches.

Summary

Variant anatomy

The TP trunk may be absent if the popliteal artery terminates as a trifurcation.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: leg arteries (Gray's illustrations)
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