descending genicular artery


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de·scend·ing ge·nic·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, femoral, in adductor canal; distribution, penetrates vastoadductor fascia to supply knee joint and adjacent parts; terminates by dividing into saphenous and articular branches; anastomoses, articular network of knee (medial superior genicular, medial inferior genicular).

de·scend·ing ge·nic·u·lar ar·te·ry

(dĕ-send'ing je-nik'yū-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, femoral, in adductor canal; distribution, penetrates vasoadductor fascia to supply knee joint and adjacent parts; anastomoses, medial superior genicular, medial inferior genicular, lateral superior genicular, lateral inferior genicular, and anterior tibial recurrent arteries, i.e., articular network of knee.
Synonym(s): arteria descendens genus [TA] .
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The genicular arteries are the branches of the femoral and popliteal arteries (PA) which have six kinds of branches, the descending genicular artery, the superior medial genicular artery (SMGA), the superior lateral genicular artery (SLGA), the middle genicular artery (MGA), the inferior medial genicular artery (IMGA) and the inferior lateral genicular artery (ILGA).
The superficial femoral artery goes on to supply 5 branches: the superficial circumflex iliac, superficial epigastric, superficial external pudendal, deep external pudendal, and descending genicular artery [5, 6].
(30) Structures at risk during this approach include the medial superior genicular artery and the descending genicular artery (Table 2).

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