dorsalis pedis artery

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dor·sa·lis pe·dis ar·ter·y

[TA]
continuation of anterior tibial artery distal to the ankle joint; branches, lateral tarsal, arcuate, first dorsal metatarsal; anastomoses, with the lateral plantar via the deep plantar artery.

dorsalis pedis artery

the continuation of the anterior tibial artery, starting at the ankle joint, dividing into five branches, and supplying various muscles of the foot and toes. Its branches are the lateral tarsal, medial tarsal, arcuate, first dorsal metatarsal, and deep plantar.

dor·sa·lis pe·dis ar·te·ry

(dor-sā'lis ped'is ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Continuation of anterior tibial artery after crossing ankle; branches, lateral tarsal, arcuate, dorsal metatarsal; anastomosis, lateral plantar, forms the plantar arch.

dorsalis pedis artery

continuation of anterior tibial artery extending from anterior ankle area (lying adjacent to the deep peroneal nerve, deep to inferior extensor retinaculum) to dorsum of foot adjacent to extensor hallucis brevis tendon and proximal part of first intermetatarsal space, where it divides, forming arcuate and first dorsal metatarsal arteries
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The ABI measurement involves comparing systolic blood pressures of the upper extremity brachial artery with systolic blood pressures of the lower extremity, including the anterior or posterior tibial artery or the dorsal pedis artery.
A pulse should be located at the brachial artery in the upper extremity and the anterior/posterior tibial or dorsal pedis artery of the lower extremity.
In addition, if a mean systolic pressure of 125 mm Hg was found in the right dorsal pedis artery, but a mean systolic pressure of 130 mm Hg was found in the right posterior tibial artery, the posterior tibial mean systolic pressure should be used when using the following ratio to calculate ABI.

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