Tibioperoneal trunk

The tibioperoneal or TP trunk, which 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.


Variant anatomy

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

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 52620
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • TP trunk
  • tibiofibular trunk

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