posterior tibial artery


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Related to posterior tibial artery: peroneal artery, Anterior tibial artery, Dorsalis pedis artery

pos·te·ri·or tib·i·al ar·ter·y

[TA]
the larger and more directly continuous of the two terminal branches of the popliteal; branches, fibular (peroneal), nutrient of fibula, lateral and medial posterior malleolar, tibial nutrient artery, medial and lateral plantar.
Synonym(s): arteria tibialis posterior [TA]

posterior tibial artery

one of the divisions of the popliteal artery, supplying various muscles of the lower leg, foot, and toes. Compare anterior tibial artery.

pos·te·ri·or tib·i·al ar·te·ry

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr tib'ē-ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
The larger and more directly continuous of the two terminal branches of the popliteal; branches, fibular (peroneal), nutrient of fibula, lateral and medial posterior malleolar, tibial nutrient artery, and medial and lateral plantar.

posterior tibial artery

; tibialis posterior artery one of three terminal branches of popliteal artery supplying deep muscles of back of lower leg; it descends with the tibial nerve, passing behind and below the medial malleolus; within the foot it divides to form medial and lateral plantar arteries
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Regarding the diameter of the posterior tibial artery, female Judo athletes recorded higher values than those of the female control group, without achieving statistical significance.
Placement of the needle directly posterior to the tibial cortex will help to avoid the posterior tibial artery and tibial nerve located in the most posterior region of the deep compartment.
Pulsation of left femoral artery was weak and pulsations of the left dorsal artery of the foot, posterior tibial artery, and popliteal artery were not palpable.
The artery of the tarsal canal is a branch of posterior tibial artery and is the most consistent major supplier of blood to the body of the talus.
The posterior tubercle of the talus is supplied by direct branches from the posterior tibial artery or the peroneal artery.
Anterior tibial artery or posterior tibial artery may be absent or reduced or increased in size.
Eren et all concluded that the blood supply of the flap is provided by segmental branches of the peroneal artery, with the most distal perforator being present approximately 3 finger breadths proximal to the tip of the fibula and in addition by retrograde perfusion from the posterior tibial artery.
Patients with anticipated poor co-operation, complete posterior tibial nerve injury with insensitive sole, limb with severe vascular injury with absent anterior and posterior tibial artery pulsation were also excluded.

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