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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Arteries: Lower Limb: Dorsalis Pedis Artery and Plantar Arch

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Arteries: Lower Limb

Dorsalis Pedis Artery and Plantar Artery

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed

The arch may be doubled or absent, in which case the plantar foot is supplied by a single vessel, the posterior tibial.

See illustrations of arterial variations in the foot.

There is obviously much variability in the dorsalis pedis artery and it is difficult to provide well-defined patterns for this artery. However, Dubreuil-Chambardel (see image 267, below. Series A) reported the following frequencies for each of his seven types: A. I - 18/165; A. II - 56/165; A. III + A. IV- 2/165; A. V- 2/165 ; A. VI - 14/165; A. VII - 46/165; A. VIII - 2/165.

Image 265A, Image 265B, Image 265C, Image 265D, Image 265E, Image 265F, Image 265G, Image 267

Deep Plantar

Image 47, Image 263

Lateral and Medial Plantar:

See Image 47, See Image 263, Image 265H

Superficial Plantar

See Image 47


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See also references cited for Peroneal Artery.

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