posterior tibial artery


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Related to posterior tibial artery: peroneal artery, Anterior tibial artery, Dorsalis pedis artery

pos·te·ri·or tib·i·al ar·ter·y

[TA]
the larger and more directly continuous of the two terminal branches of the popliteal; branches, fibular (peroneal), nutrient of fibula, lateral and medial posterior malleolar, tibial nutrient artery, medial and lateral plantar.
Synonym(s): arteria tibialis posterior [TA]

posterior tibial artery

one of the divisions of the popliteal artery, supplying various muscles of the lower leg, foot, and toes. Compare anterior tibial artery.

pos·te·ri·or tib·i·al ar·te·ry

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr tib'ē-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
The larger and more directly continuous of the two terminal branches of the popliteal; branches, fibular (peroneal), nutrient of fibula, lateral and medial posterior malleolar, tibial nutrient artery, and medial and lateral plantar.

posterior tibial artery

; tibialis posterior artery one of three terminal branches of popliteal artery supplying deep muscles of back of lower leg; it descends with the tibial nerve, passing behind and below the medial malleolus; within the foot it divides to form medial and lateral plantar arteries
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