Sural arteries

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Artery: Sural arteries
The popliteal, posterior tibial, and peroneal arteries. (Sural labeled at upper right.)
Latin arteriae surales
Gray's subject #159 633
Source popliteal artery   
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The sural arteries (inferior muscular arteries) are two large branches, which are distributed to the Gastrocnemius, Soleus, and Plantaris.

They arise from the popliteal artery opposite the knee-joint.

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