Deep plantar 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.

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.)
SourceDorsalis pedis artery
LatinArteria plantaris profunda
Anatomical terminology

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 incorporates text in the public domain from page 637 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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