Anterior lateral malleolar artery

The anterior lateral malleolar artery (lateral anterior malleolar artery, external malleolar artery) is an artery in the ankle.

Anterior lateral malleolar artery
Anterior tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries
(anterior lateral malleolar arterylabeled at bottom left.)
SourceAnterior tibial artery
LatinArteria malleolaris anterior lateralis
Anatomical terminology

The anterior lateral malleolar artery a branch of the anterior tibial artery. It passes beneath the tendons of the extensor digitorum longus and fibularis tertius and supplies the lateral side of the ankle. It forms anastomoses with the perforating branch of the fibular artery, and with ascending twigs from the lateral tarsal artery.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 635 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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