anterior tibial artery


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Related to anterior tibial artery: Posterior tibial artery, Anterior recurrent tibial artery

an·te·ri·or tib·i·al ar·ter·y

origin, popliteal; branches, posterior and anterior tibial recurrent, lateral and medial anterior malleolar, lateral tarsal, medial tarsal, arcuate, dorsal metatarsal, and dorsal digital; continues distal to ankle joint as dorsalis pedia artery.
Synonym(s): arteria tibialis anterior [TA]

anterior tibial artery

one of two divisions of the popliteal artery, arising in back of the knee, dividing into six branches, and supplying various muscles of the leg and foot. Branches are the posterior tibial recurrent, anterior tibial recurrent, lateral anterior malleolar artery, medial anterior malleolar artery, lateral malleolar rete, and medial malleolar rete. Compare posterior tibial artery.

an·te·ri·or tib·i·al ar·te·ry

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr tib'ē-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē)
Origin, popliteal; branches, posterior and anterior tibial recurrent, lateral and medial anterior malleolar, dorsalis pedis, lateral tarsal, medial tarsal, arcuate, dorsal metatarsal, and dorsal digital.
Synonym(s): arteria tibialis anterior.

anterior tibial artery

branch of the popliteal artery; becomes more superficial in the distal anterior lower leg; it supplies anterior-compartment muscles; it can be palpated as the anterior tibial pulse; it passes into the foot to form the dorsalis pedis artery (Figure 1)
Figure 1: Pulses in the lower limb and foot.
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On the muscle's superior third we observed the presence of three branches from the anterior tibial artery accompanied by two branches from the deep fibular nerve; on the middle third, we most frequently observed four arterial branches with only one accompanied by a nervous branch; and on the inferior third, including the tendon, we most frequently found just one arterial branch.
In children, the tibialis anterior muscle is almost exclusively perfused through the anterior tibial artery (97.
The objectives of present study is to measure 1) external diameter of anterior tibial artery, posterior tibial artery and peroneal artery 2) Relation of external diameter of peroneal artery with anterior tibial artery and/or posterior tibial artery and 3) discuss their clinical significance.
External Diameter of ATA, PTA and PeA: In the present study external diameter of the anterior tibial artery, posterior tibial artery and peroneal artery are measured at the origin by using sliding calipers in all the 100 specimens.
Locoregional flaps for lower leg and ankle defects such as the peroneal artery flap, anterior tibial artery flap and posterior tibial artery flap (4-6) have the disadvantage of sacrificing a major artery in already traumatized limb.

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