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Anterior Medial Malleolar Artery (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Anterior Medial Malleolar Artery (Right)

Arteria malleolaris anterior medialis

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


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


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.

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


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

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When the artery is occluded blood is forced through the collateral vessels, drastically increasing fluid shear stress and triggering an inflammatory response which drives vessel remodeling.

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