Anterior Tibial Artery Terminating as Tarsal arteries

Dr. Jyoti Kulkarni
2012 IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences  
The anterior tibial artery terminated into medial tarsal and lateral tarsal branches. Dorsalis pedis artery was very thin arising as a branch from medial tarsal artery. The first and second dorsal metatarsal arteries were seen arising from lateral tarsal artery. Arcuate artery was absent. Knowledge of vascular anatomy of foot is essential for arterial reconstruction flap surgeries of the foot. This can avoid amputation of foot in cases of arterial trauma like thromboangitis obliterans,
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doi:10.9790/0853-0122122 fatcat:2v44dx37grcwradghkosjzj4ji