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Anterior Medial Malleolar Artery (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Anterior Medial Malleolar Artery (Right)

Arteria malleolaris anterior medialis

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Origin

The anterior medial malleolar artery arises from the anterior tibial artery, roughly 5 cm proximal to the ankle joint (Standring, 2016).

Course

The anterior medial malleolar artery runs inferomedially, deep to the tendons of the extensor hallucis longus and tibialis anterior muscles.

Branches

There are no named branches, however, the anterior medial malleolar artery anastomoses with the medial malleolar branches of the posterior tibial artery, the medial tarsal artery, and the medial plantar artery to form the medial malleolar network.

Supplied Structures

The anterior medial malleolar artery supplies the medial aspect of the ankle.

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41st edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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