lateral circumflex femoral artery

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lat·er·al cir·cum·flex fem·o·ral ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, profunda femoris; distribution, hip joint, thigh muscles; anastomoses, medial circumflex femoral, inferior gluteal, superior gluteal.

lat·er·al cir·cum·flex fem·o·ral ar·te·ry

(lat'ĕr-ăl sĕr'kŭm-fleks fem'ŏr-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, profunda femoris; distribution, hip joint, thigh muscles; anastomoses, medial circumflex femoral, inferior gluteal, superior gluteal.
Synonym(s): arteria circumflexa femoris lateralis, lateral circumflex artery of thigh, lateral femoral circumflex artery.
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This modified approach provides the best exposure of the femoral head and acetabulum (18) despite the increased risks to the medial epiphyseal and medial circumflex femoral arteries and to the sciatic nerve.

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