Sunday, December 25, 2011

Lateral Plantar Artery

The lateral plantar artery originates from the posterior tibial artery and then runs obliquely outward and forward, across the quadratus plantae muscle, to the base of the fifth metatarsal bone, descending deep to the lateral border of the foot where it curves medialward to the space between the bases of the first and second metatarsal bone, giving off the plantar metatarsal arteries. The lateral plantar artery supplies the sole with oxygenated blood.