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Deep Branch of Medial Plantar Artery (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Deep Branch of Medial Plantar Artery (Right)

Ramus profundus arteriae plantaris medialis

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Quick Facts

Origin: From the medial plantar artery at the medial cuneiform bone.

Course: Travels laterally, passing over the lateral head of the flexor hallucis brevis muscle.

Branches: Branches run along the metatarsals and anastomose with the plantar metatarsal arteries.

Supplied Structures: Medial aspect of sole of the foot and toes.

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Origin

The medial plantar artery divides into superficial and deep branches at the level of the tarsometatarsal junction.

Course

From its origin, the deep branch of the medial plantar artery courses in a lateral direction. It passes over the lateral head of the flexor hallucis brevis muscle (Netter, 2011).

Branches

The deep branch of the medial plantar artery anastomosis with the first plantar metatarsal artery at the first metatarsophalangeal joint (Netter, 2011).

Supplied Structures

The deep branch of the medial plantar artery contributes to the supply of the medial aspect of the sole of the foot.

References

Netter, F. H. (2011) Atlas of Human Anatomy. Netter Basic Science Series: Saunders/Elsevier.

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