dorsal metatarsal artery


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dor·sal me·ta·tar·sal ar·te·ry

(dōr'săl met'ă-tahr'săl ahr'tĕr-ē)
One of four arteries arising from the dorsalis pedis (I) and arcuate (II-IV) arteries and running on the dorsa of the interosseous muscles of the foot.
Synonym(s): arteria metatarsalis dorsalis.
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Key: A- Dorsalis pedis artery; B- lateral tarsal artery; C- Medial tarsal artery; D- Distal; D1- 1st dorsal metatarsal artery; D2- 2nd dorsal metatarsal artery; D33rd dorsal metatarsal artery; D4- 4th dorsal metatarsal artery; E- Arcuate artery; LLateral; M- Medial; PProximal
Key: A- Dorsalis pedis artery; D- Distal; D1- 1st dorsal metatarsal artery; D2- 2nd dorsal metatarsal artery; D33rd dorsal metatarsal artery; D4- 4th dorsal metatarsal artery; E- Arcuate artery; LLateral; M- Medial; PProximal
Key: A- Dorsalis pedis artery, D1- 1st dorsal metatarsal artery; D- Distal; L- Lateral; M- Medial; PPeroneal artery; PRProximal
After the artery and vein cross the tarsometatarsus, they become the dorsal metatarsal artery and vein and perfuse the digits.

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