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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Except the descending genicular artery which is the femoral arterial branch, five genicular arteries are the branches of the PA in popliteal fossa.
30) Structures at risk during this approach include the medial superior genicular artery and the descending genicular artery (Table 2).
The articular branch of the descending genicular artery (supreme genicular) lies within the belly of the VMO, anastomosing with the medial superior geniculate artery at the level of the superomedial corner of the patella.
It is harvested from the medial femoral condyle and it is nourished by the articular branch of the descending genicular artery (DGA) and the superomedial genicular artery (SMGA) [3].

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