Monday, December 19, 2011

Peroneal Artery

Also called the fibular artery, the peroneal artery arises from the posterior tibial artery and runs down along the fibula to the lateral malleolus. The peroneal artery supplies the soleus muscle and the peroneus muscles, giving off the perforating, communicating, calcaneal, and lateral and medial malleolar branches, and feeding the calcaneal retia.