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Medical Term:

posterior tibial recurrent artery


an inconstant branch of the posterior tibial artery (or occasionally of the anterior tibial artery), which ascends anterior to the popliteus muscle, anastomoses with branches of the popliteal artery, and sends a twig to the tibiofibular joint.

Synonym(s): arteria recurrens tibialis posteriorTA

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