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Calcaneal Branches of Fibular Artery
Cardiovascular System

Calcaneal Branches of Fibular Artery

Rami calcanei arteriae fibularis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Terminal branches of the fibular artery.

Course: Runs along the lateral aspect of the calcaneus.

Branches: None.

Supplied Structures: Calcaneus, calcaneal tendon, cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue of the heel.

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Origin

As the fibular artery runs deep to the superior and inferior fibular retinaculae, it gives a series of small terminal vessels, the calcaneal branches.

Course

The calcaneal branches of the fibular artery course along the lateral aspect of the calcaneus towards the posterior portion of the heel.

Branches

There are no named branches, however, the calcaneal branches of the fibular artery anastomose with the calcaneal branches of the posterior tibial and anterior lateral malleolar arteries, thus forming the calcaneal anastomosis.

Supplied Structures

The calcaneal branches of the fibular artery contribute to the supply of the calcaneus and surrounding structures, including the calcaneal tendon and the overlying fascia and skin.

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