Arteria genicular superior lateral


Arteria genicular superior lateral

Arteria genicular superior lateral

La arteria genicular superior lateral o arteria articular superior externa de la rodilla (NA: arteria genus superior lateralis) es una arteria que se origina como rama colateral de la arteria poplítea.[1]

Ramas

Presenta dos ramos terminales, uno profundo para el vasto externo y porción del fémur cubierta por este músculo, y otro superficial que se anastomosa con la arteria articular superior interna y con la articular inferior externa.[1]

Distribución

Se distribuye hacia la articulación de la rodilla, el fémur, la rótula y los músculos vecinos.[1]

Referencias

  1. a b c Diccionario Enciclopédico Ilustrado de Medicina Dorland. 1996. McGraw-Hill - Interamericana de España. Vol. 1. ISBN 84-7615-983-8.

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