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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 21: Figure 3

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Arteries of the posterior surface of the pelvis and (right) thigh, leg and foot.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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Arteries of the posterior surface of the pelvis and (right) thigh, leg and foot

a) Sacral bone.
b) Coccyx.
c) Iliac crest.
d) Ilium, above the greater sciatic notch.
e) Greater trochanter.
f) Ischial tuberosity.
g) Ischial bone, ascending ramus.
h) Ischial bone, descending ramus.
i) Sacrotuberous ligament.
k) Popliteal fossa.
l) Capitulum (head) of fibula.
m) Fibula.
n) Lateral malleolus.
o) Medial malleolus.
p) m. Gluteus media.
q) m. Piriformis.
r) m. Superior gemellus.
s) m. Obturator internus.
t) m. Inferior gemellus.
u) m. Quadratus femoris.
v) m. Adductor magnus.
w) Head of mm.biceps femoris and semitendinosus.
x) m. Semimembranosus.
y) Short head of m. biceps femoris.
z) m. Vastus lateralis.

a) m. Gracilis.
b) m. Popliteus.
g) Head of m. gastrocnemius.
d) m. Peroneus longus.
e) m. Peroneus brevis.
z) m. Flexor hallus longus.
h) m. Tibialis posterior.
q) m. Flexor digitorum pedis communis longus.
i) Achilles tendon (calcaneal tendon).
k) m. Soleus.

  1. superior gluteal artery (s. posterior iliac).
  2. inferior gluteal artery (s. ischiatic).
  3. pudendal artery, communis inferior.
  4. medial femoral circumflex artery, inferior ramus.
  5. profunda femoris artery.
  6. First perforating artery, from profunda femoris artery.
  7. Second perforating artery, from profunda femoris artery.
  8. Third perforating artery, from profunda femoris artery.
  9. popliteal artery.
  10. medial articularis genu superioris artery.
  11. lateral articularis genu superioris artery.
  12. medial articularis genu inferioris artery.
  13. lateral articularis genu inferioris artery.
  14. tibialis anterior artery.
  15. fibular artery (s. peroneal artery).
  16. tibialis anterior artery.
  17. transverse malleolar artery (s. malleolaris posterior lateralis).

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