Acetabular branch | definition of acetabular branch by Medical dictionary
ac·e·tab·u·lar branch [TA]
an arterial branch that supplies the acetabulum; two arteries, the obturator and the medial femoral circumflex, have such branches.
acetabular artery (1) Acetabular branch of the medial femoral circumflex artery, ramus acetabularis arteriae circumflexae femoris medialis.
(2) Acetabular branch of the obturator artery, ramus acetabularis arteriae obturatoriae.
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Since the femoral head is supplied by an acetabular branch
(artery to head of femur, in ligament) of the obturator artery, (26) avascular necrosis of the head of the femur could be a comorbidity of entrapment of the posterior division of the obturator nerve.