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Communicating Branch of Fibular Artery (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Communicating Branch of Fibular Artery (Right)

Ramus communicans arteriae fibularis

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Origin

The communicating branch of the fibular artery arises from the fibular artery in the distal leg, approximately 5 cm proximal to the ankle joint (Standring, 2016).

Course

From its origin in the distal leg, the communicating branch of the fibular artery runs laterally and deep to the calcaneal tendon along the posterior tibiofibular ligament.

Branches

There are no named branches. The communicating branch of the fibular artery joins the posterior tibial artery.

Supplied Structures

The communicating branch of the fibular artery provides a collateral supply in the distal leg.

References

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

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