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Dorsalis pedis artery

Other Terms: Dorsal artery of foot, Arterial dorsal pedis, Arteria dorsalis pedis, Artère dorsale du pied

Description

The dorsalis pedis artery is midway between the two maIleoli to a point midway between the anterior extremities of the first and second metatarsal bones. Its course is over the first interosseous space. It is a continuation of the anterior tibial artery. It divides into two branches at the proximal region of the first intermetatarsal space: the dorsal metatarsal and the deep plantar artery. It supplies the foot.

Latin

Arteria dorsalis pedis

French

Artère dorsale du pied

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