deep branch

deep branch

[TA]
branch that passes deeply, beneath, or farther from surface; usually in contrast to a superficial branch. Terminologica Anatomica lists deep branches of the lateral planter nerve, medial circumflex femoral artery, medial plantar artery, radial nerve, superior gluteal artery, transverse cervical artery, and ulnar nerve.
Synonym(s): ramus profundus [TA]
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Furthermore, the constant branches of the inferior gluteal artery, running distal to the piriformis tendon along the external rotators, which eventually anastomose with the deep branch of the medial circumflex artery, are protected.
At this point, the posterior flap contains the deep branch of the medial femoral circumflex artery (MFCA), the anastomoses with the inferior gluteal artery, and the retinacular vessels.
You will begin to see a deep branch canyon straight ahead.
The deep branch (apart from a contribution to the wrist joint) is entirely motor, while the superficial branch is completely sensory.