tibial nutrient artery

tibial nutrient artery

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artery derived from the upper part of the posterior tibial artery; it enters through the nutrient foramen on the posterior surface of the tibia.
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Intramedullary nails with interlocking capabilities were developed in an effort to provide a more stable fracture construct and to expand the spectrum of fractures that could be nailed while avoiding the complications of malunion (2).The tibial nutrient artery supplies 62 % of cortical blood flow in the diaphysis and the normal blood flow is centrifugal.
F.--The role of the tibial nutrient artery. (Journal of bone and joint surgery 1990; 72-B; 391-4.