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Middle genicular artery

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Middle genicular artery

Middle genicular artery
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Latin arteria media genus
Supplies ligaments and synovial membrane in the interior of the knee-joint
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Anatomical terminology

The middle genicular artery (azygos articular artery) is a small branch, arising opposite the back of the knee-joint.

Course and target

It pierces the oblique popliteal ligament, and supplies the ligaments and synovial membrane in the interior of the articulation.

References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)



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