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Circumflex Fibular Branch of Posterior Tibial Artery (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Circumflex Fibular Branch of Posterior Tibial Artery (Right)

Ramus circumflexus fibularis arteriae tibialis posterioris

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Quick Facts

Origin: Posterior tibial artery.

Course: Travels through the soleus muscle and laterally around the head of the fibula.

Branches: None.

Supplied Structures: Soleus muscle and knee joint.

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Origin

The circumflex fibular branch of the posterior tibial artery arises from the proximal portion of the posterior tibial artery, before the origin of the fibular artery.

Course

The circumflex fibular branch of the posterior tibial artery extends through the soleus muscle and winds laterally around the head of the fibula, passing deep to the common fibular nerve.

Branches

There are no named branches, however, the circumflex fibular branch of the posterior tibial artery anastomoses with the inferior medial and lateral genicular arteries and the anterior tibial recurrent arteries.

Supplied Structures

The circumflex fibular branch of the posterior tibial artery supplies the proximal fibula and a portion of the knee joint.

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