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Arteries of the Pelvis
...  of the thigh muscles. The femoral artery provides the blood supply for the hamstring muscles and the muscles near the femur are supplied by the lateral and medial circumflex femoral arteries. The popliteal artery, via small offshoots, supplies the knee joint; this particular artery then divides into two new arteries: the posterior and the anterior tibal artery. Each of these arteries supply  ...

Lower Extremity Veins
...  corresponding artery, serving the same organs. The posterior and anterior tibial veins of the foot track up the knee’s posterior and anterior region. These regions then combine, creating the popliteal vein. This vein receives the blood from the knee- oxygen depleted blood to be specific. The vein that is just above the knee becomes the femoral vein. It tracks up to the thigh, receiving  ...

Crural Muscles
...  popliteus, flexor hallucis longus, the flexor digitorum longus and the tibialis posterior. The plantaris, soleus, and the gastrocnemius muscles belong to the superficial group. The Popliteus The popliteal muscle on the other hand, is a part of the foot that is situated deep within the gastrocnemius heads. This part is intended to assist the movement necessary in the foot, but is limited to  ...


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