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Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Posterior Tibial Artery


- See: Anterior Tibial Artery

- Discussion:

  - posterior tibial artery enters posterior compartment of leg lying posterior to  tibialis posterior & enters plantar foot after passing behind 
           medial malleolus;
  - largest branch is peroneal  artery arising high in leg and coursing  downward in posterior compartment, lying just medial to fibula;
  - gives off branches to adjacent muscles sends branches thru interosseous membrane to anterior compartment & nutrient artery to the fibula;
           - lateral compartment of the leg has no artery proper to it;
           - tibial nutrient artery of tibia is large branch of posterior tibial artery;
  - under flexor retinaculum the posterior tibial artery divides into the lateral and medial plantar arteries;
           - medial plantar artery:
                  - travels w/ medial plantar nerve supplies medial portion of plantar foot;
                  - three medial metatarsal arteries usually receive branches from the  medial plantar artery;
           - lateral plantar artery:
                  - travels w/ lateral plantar nerve & passes across foot to form plantar  arch, which joins w/ deep plantar artery from the dorsalis pedis



Durability of the tibial artery bypass in diabetic patients.

Optimal management of tibial arterial trauma.

Arterial injury complicating knee disruption. Third place winner: Conrad Jobst award.

Preferential Use of the Posterior Approach to Blood Vessels of the Lower Leg in Microvascular Surgery.

Successful management of trifurcation injuries.

The very long posterior tibial artery island flap.

The Vasculature and Clinical Application of the Posterior Tibial Perforator-Based Flap.

Arteriography in club foot.

Absent posterior tibial artery in an infant with talipes equinovarus.

Optimal management of tibial arterial trauma

Traumatic popliteal and trifurcation vascular injuries: determinants of functional limb salvage



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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 10:12 am