Cruciate Anastomosis


- See:
    - Arterial Development:

- Components:
    - inferolateral branch of arteria comitans nervi ischiadici inf gluteal )
    - medial femoral circumflex
    - lateral femoral circumflex
    - 1st perforating branch of profunda

- Discussion:
    - persisting distal portions of ischiadic artery become peroneal & medial inferior genicular  arteries;
    - proximal portion persists as the arteria comitans nervi ischiadici, branch of inferior gluteal artery, which lies on surface of Sciatic Nerve & 
           sends branch lateral & downward to anastomose w/ lateral  and medial  femoral circumflex arteries & first perforating branch of 
           (see femoral artery)



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, December 12, 2011 10:45 am