Anterior tibial artery

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Artery: Anterior tibial artery
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Back of left lower extremity, showing surface markings for bones, vessels, and nerves. (Anterior tibial artery labeled at bottom left.)
Latin arteria tibialis anterior
Gray's subject #160 634
Supplies anterior compartment of the leg
Source popliteal artery   
Branches post. tibial recurrent
fibular
ant. tibial recurrent
musc. branches
ant. medial malleolar
ant. lateral malleolar
dorsalis pedis
Vein anterior tibial vein
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
a_61/12156393

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


The anterior tibial artery of the lower limb carries blood to the anterior compartment of the leg and dorsal surface of the foot, from the popliteal artery.

It is accompanied by a deep vein, the anterior tibial vein, along its course.

It crosses the anterior aspect of the ankle joint, at which point it becomes the dorsalis pedis artery.

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