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Posterior Tibial Recurrent Artery (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Posterior Tibial Recurrent Artery (Left)

Arteria recurrens tibialis posterior

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Quick Facts

Origin: Anterior tibial artery.

Course: Ascends around the head of the fibula to the anterior aspect of the knee joint.

Branches: None.

Supplied Structures: Superior tibiofibular and knee joint.

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Origin

The posterior tibial recurrent artery is a variable branch. It arises from the proximal anterior tibial artery, before piercing the interosseous membrane.

Course

The posterior tibial recurrent artery ascends around the head of the fibula to the anterior aspect of the proximal leg.

Branches

There are no named branches, however, the posterior tibial recurrent artery anastomoses with the inferior genicular arteries.

Supplied Structures

The posterior tibial recurrent artery supplies the superior tibiofibular joint and the knee joint.

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The posterior tibial artery then enters the calcaneal canal underneath the flexor retinaculum and bifurcates into the medial and lateral plantar arteries at the level of the transverse septum, between the abductor hallucis longus and the flexor digitorum brevis muscles.

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