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Articular Branches of Descending Genicular Artery (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Articular Branches of Descending Genicular Artery (Left)

Rami articulares arteriae descendentis genus

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Quick Facts

Origin: Terminal branch of the descending genicular artery in the medial aspect of the distal thigh.

Course: Descends to the superior aspect of the knee joint.

Branches: Contributes to the genicular anastomosis.

Supplied Structures: Knee joint and the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues along the superomedial thigh.

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Origin

The articular branches arise from the descending genicular artery, a branch of the femoral artery, just before the point where it passes through the adductor hiatus.

Course

The articular branches descend towards the knee joint.

Branches

There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The articular branches aid in the formation of the genicular anastomosis.

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