Arcuate artery of the foot
|Artery: Arcuate artery of the foot|
|Anterior tibial artery, dorsalis pedis artery and the muscles and bones of the leg - anterior view. (Arcuate very faintly labeled at bottom center.)|
|Latin||arteria arcuata pedis|
|Gray's||subject #161 637|
|Source||arteria dorsalis pedis|
|Vein||dorsal venous arch of the foot|
The arcuate artery of the foot (metatarsal artery) arises a little anterior to the lateral tarsal artery; it passes lateralward, over the bases of the metatarsal bones, beneath the tendons of the Extensor digitorum brevis, its direction being influenced by its point of origin; and its anastomoses with the lateral tarsal and lateral plantar arteries.
This vessel gives off the second, third, and fourth dorsal metatarsal arteries.
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