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Ascending Cervical Branches to the Hip

Discussion

  • ascending cervical branches arise from extracapsular arterial ring;
  • anteriorly, they penetrate capsule of hip joint at intertrochanteric line;
  • posteriorly, they pass beneath the orbicular fibers of capsule;
  • ascending cervical branches may be divided into 4 br;
    • anterial, medial, lateral, posterior;
    • of these lateral provides most of blood supply to femoral head;
    • at margin of of articular cartilage on surface of the neck of femur, these vessels form second ring;