deep plantar artery


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deep plantar artery

[TA]
branch of first dorsal metatarsal artery (usually the direct continuation of the dorsalis pedis artery that penetrates the foot between first and second metatarsal bones to anastomose with the termination of the plantar arterial arch.

deep plan·tar ar·te·ry

(dēp plan'tahr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Deep plantar branch of arcuate artery or its first metatarsal artery branch that penetrates the foot between first and second metatarsal bones to anastomose with the termination of the plantar arterial arch.
Synonym(s): arteria plantaris profunda [TA] .
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The arterial foot arch is formed when the lateral plantar artery runs across the bases of the metatarsal bones and anastomoses with the dorsalis pedis artery through the deep plantar artery. The foot arch status was assessed as complete if the anastomosis between the lateral plantar artery and the dorsalis pedis artery was intact filling the metatarsal and digital arteries; incomplete if only one artery constituting the plantar arch was observed and absent if no plantar arch vessels were visualised.
The arterial foot arch is formed when the lateral plantar artery runs across the bases of the metatarsal bones and anastomosis with the dorsalis pedis artery through the deep plantar artery. The plantar foot arch was described as complete, incomplete or absent based on vascular imaging studies.