- Deep plantar artery
Artery: Deep plantar artery The plantar arteries. Deep view. (Deep plantar labeled at center left.) Anterior tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries. (Deep plantar labeled at bottom right.) Latin a. plantaris profunda Gray's subject #161 637 Source Dorsalis pedis artery
The deep plantar artery (ramus plantaris profundus; communicating artery) descends into the sole of the foot, between the two heads of the first Interosseous dorsalis, and unites with the termination of the lateral plantar artery, to complete the plantar arch.
It sends a branch along the medial side of the great toe and continues forward along the first interosseous space as the first plantar metatarsal artery, which bifurcates for the supply of the adjacent sides of the great and second toes.
This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.
List of arteries of lower limbs / EIA (TA A12.2.16, GA 6.623) Inferior epigastriccremasteric ♂ / round ligament ♀ Deep circumflex iliacascending branch of deep circumflex iliac Femoral
(EIA after IL)superficial epigastric · superficial circumflex iliac · superficial external pudendal · deep external pudendal (anterior scrotal ♂)
(FA after AH)Genicularno major branchesArchesCategories:
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- Arteries of the lower limb
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