Recurrent branch of anterior tibial artery

- Discussion:
    - normally separates from the anterior tibial artery as it perforates the interosseous foramen;
    - this branch heads superiorly and in the direction of patellar tendon, supplying the skin overlying patellar tendon,
    - supplies the anterior aspect of the knee, the superior tibiofibular joint, and the lateral condyle of the tibia;
    - contributes to the patellar plexus thru its anastomosis w/ inferior medial and inferior lateral genicular arteries;
- See genicular artery system

  Compartment syndrome  as a complication of the Hauser procedure.

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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, December 8, 2011 11:17 am