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Medial Malleolar Network
Cardiovascular System

Medial Malleolar Network

Rete malleolare mediale

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Quick Facts

Origin: Anterior medial malleolar artery, medial malleolar branches of the posterior tibial artery, medial tarsal arteries, and medial plantar artery.

Course: Forms an anastomotic network around the medial malleolus.

Branches: None.

Supplied Structures: Subcutaneous tissue of medial malleolar region.

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The vessels that contribute to the medial malleolar network are the:

- anterior medial malleolar artery;

- medial malleolar branches of the posterior tibial artery;

- medial tarsal arteries;

- medial plantar artery.


The medial malleolar network is an anastomotic network of vessels that course along the medial malleolus of the tibia.


There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The medial malleolar network contributes to the arterial supply of the adductor hallucis muscle, as well as the overlying fascial and cutaneous tissue of the medial malleolar region.

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When the artery is occluded blood is forced through the collateral vessels, drastically increasing fluid shear stress and triggering an inflammatory response which drives vessel remodeling.

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