Lateral tarsal artery

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Artery: Lateral tarsal artery
Anterior tibial artery, dorsalis pedis artery and the muscles and bones of the leg - anterior view. (Lat. tarsal very faintly labeled at bottom center.)
Latin arteria tarsalis lateralis
Gray's subject #161 637
Source Dorsalis pedis artery   
/ Elsevier

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

The lateral tarsal artery (tarsal artery) arises from the dorsalis pedis, as that vessel crosses the navicular bone; it passes in an arched direction lateralward, lying upon the tarsal bones, and covered by the Extensor digitorum brevis; it supplies this muscle and the articulations of the tarsus, and anastomoses with branches of the arcuate, anterior lateral malleolar and lateral plantar arteries, and with the perforating branch of the peroneal artery.

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