Saphenous branch of descending genicular artery

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Artery: Saphenous branch of descending genicular artery
The femoral artery. (Highest genicular labeled at center right.)
Circumpatellar anastomosis. (Highest genicular visible at upper right.)
Latin r. saphenus arteriae descendentis genus
Gray's subject #157 631
Source descending genicular artery   
/ Elsevier

The saphenous branch of descending genicular artery pierces the aponeurotic covering of the adductor canal, and accompanies the saphenous nerve to the medial side of the knee.

It passes between the Sartorius and Gracilis, and, piercing the fascia lata, is distributed to the integument of the upper and medial part of the leg, anastomosing with the medial inferior genicular artery.

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