Monday, January 23, 2012

Lateral Superior Genicular Artery

The lateral superior genicular artery is a blood vessel arising from the descending branch of lateral femoral circumflex artery. It runs around the exterior border of the femur bone lower end (lateral candyle), towards the front of the knee, just above the patella. The lateral superior genicular artery supplies the vastus lateralis muscle and the lower part of femur, forming an anastomotic arch across the front of this bone with the highest genicular and the medial inferior genicular arteries.