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Arteries of Knee (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Arteries of Knee (Left)

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The arterial supply to the knee joint is supplied mainly through the genicular anastomosis, which is primarily formed by branches of the popliteal artery. However, collateral supply arises from the deep femoral artery. Additionally, recurrent branches from the tibial arteries in the leg contribute to the supply of the knee joint.

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