posterior tibial recurrent artery

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pos·te·ri·or tib·i·al re·cur·rent ar·ter·y

an inconstant branch of the posterior tibial artery (or occasionally of the anterior tibial artery), which ascends anterior to the popliteus muscle, anastomoses with branches of the popliteal artery, and sends a twig to the tibiofibular joint.
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