Superior medial genicular artery
|Artery: Superior medial genicular artery|
|The femoral artery. (Medial sup. genicular labeled at bottom right.)|
|Circumpatellar anastomosis. (Medial superior genicular labeled at upper right, fourth from top.)|
|Latin||arteria superior medialis genus|
|Gray's||subject #159 633|
It divides into two branches, one of which supplies the Vastus medialis, anastomosing with the highest genicular and medial inferior genicular arteries; the other ramifies close to the surface of the femur, supplying it and the knee-joint, and anastomosing with the lateral superior genicular artery.
The medial superior genicular artery is frequently of small size, a condition, which is associated with an increase in the size of the highest genicular.
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