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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 21: Figure 1

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Arteries of the anterior surface of the thigh, leg, and the foot.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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Arteries of the anterior surface of the thigh, leg, and the foot

a) Iliac crest.
b) Anterior iliac spine.
c) Greater trochanter.
d) Symphysis of the pubic bone.
e) Horizontal ramus of the pubic bone.
f) Patella.
g) Tibial tuberosity.
h) Tibial crest.
i) Medial malleolus.
k) Lateral malleolus.
l) m. Psoas.
m) m. Internal iliac.
n) m. Pectineus.
o) m. gluteus medius.
p) m. Rectus femoris.
q) Common extensor tendon.
r) m. Vastus lateralis.
s) m. Vastus medius.
t) m. Vastus intermedius (s. m. cruralis).
u) m. Adductor longus (s. primus).
v) m. Gracilis.
w) m. Adductor magnus (s. adductor tertius).
x) Ligamentum patellae.
y) m. Tibialis anterior.
z) m. Extensor hallucis longus.

a) m. Extensor digitorum communis longus.
b) m. Peroneus tertius.
g) m. Soleus.
d) m. Gastronemius.
e) m. Extensor hallucis brevis.
z) m. Extensor digitorum communis brevis.

  1. right common iliac artery.
  2. internal iliac artery (s. hypogastrica).
  3. lateral sacral artery.
  4. superior gluteal artery.
  5. inferior gluteal artery (s. ischiaticus).
  6. femoral artery (s. external iliac).
  7. inferior epigastric artery.
  8. circumflex iliac artery.
  9. femoral artery (s. cruralis artery).
  10. profunda femoris artery.
  11. lateral femoral circumflex artery.
  12. place where the femoral artery passes through the m. adductor magnus at the back of the knee.
  13. tibialis anterior artery.
  14. tibial recurrent artery.
  15. dorsalis pedis artery (s. pediacea artery).
  16. lateral malleolaris artery.
  17. medial malleolaris artery.
  18. lateral tarsal artery.
  19. medial tarsal artery.
  20. dorsal metatarsal interosseous arteries (splitting to form dorsal digital arteries).
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