Medial inferior genicular artery

The medial inferior genicular is an artery of the leg.

Medial inferior genicular artery
The femoral artery. (Medial inf. genicular labeled at lower right.)
Anterior tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries. (Medial inferior genicular labeled at upper right.)
Branchesbranch to popliteus
Suppliesupper end of the tibia, knee-joint
LatinArteria inferior medialis genus
Anatomical terminology


It first descends along the upper margin of the popliteus, to which it gives branches; it then passes below the medial condyle of the tibia, beneath the tibial collateral ligament, at the anterior border of which it ascends to the front and medial side of the joint, to supply the upper end of the tibia and the knee-joint, anastomosing with the lateral inferior and medial superior genicular arteries.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 633 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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