Sunday, October 9, 2011

Obturator Artery

The obturator artery is an oxygen-rich blood vessel which arises from the internal iliac artery. It supplies the adductor longus and the adductor magnus muscles and the hip joint with oxygenated blood. As it passes forwards and downwards on the lateral wall of the pelvis, the obturator artery gives the pubic, acetabular, anterior, and posterior branches.