inferior lateral genicular artery


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in·fe·ri·or lat·er·al ge·nic·u·lar ar·ter·y

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origin, popliteal; distribution, knee joint; anastomoses, lateral superior genicular and anterior tibial recurrent (and posterior); that is, articular vascular network of knee.
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The genicular arteries are the branches of the femoral and popliteal arteries (PA) which have six kinds of branches, the descending genicular artery, the superior medial genicular artery (SMGA), the superior lateral genicular artery (SLGA), the middle genicular artery (MGA), the inferior medial genicular artery (IMGA) and the inferior lateral genicular artery (ILGA).
ILGA, inferior lateral genicular artery; IMGA, inferior medial genicular artery; MGA, middle genicular artery; SLGA, superior lateral genicular artery; SMGA, superior medial genicular artery.
(A) Relationship between the superior lateral genicular artery and the superior medial genicular artery (Pearson correlation test, r = 0.663, p <0.001); (B) the inferior lateral genicular artery and the inferior medial genicular artery (r = 0.799, p <0.001); (C) the inferior lateral genicular artery and the middle genicular artery (r = 0.385, p <0.05); (D) the inferior medial genicular artery and the middle genicular artery (r = 0.348, p <0.05).

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