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Lateral Malleolar Branches of Fibular Artery (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Lateral Malleolar Branches of Fibular Artery (Right)

Rami malleolares laterales arteriae fibularis

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Origin

The lateral malleolar branches of the fibular artery arise from the fibular artery on the posterior surface of the distal fibula.

Course

The lateral malleolar branches of the fibular artery travels inferolaterally, deep to the tendons of the fibularis longus and brevis muscles.

Branches

There are no named branches, however, the lateral malleolar branches of the fibular artery anastomose with the anterior lateral malleolar artery, the perforating branch of the fibular artery, and the lateral tarsal artery to form the lateral malleolar network.

Supplied Structures

The lateral malleolar branches of the fibular artery supply the lateral aspect of the ankle.

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Fibular Artery

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The fibular artery and vein often lie adjacent to the SPN (zoom or power Doppler, “pulsating dot” sign).

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