Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lateral Circumflex Femoral Artery

The lateral circumflex femoral artery is an oxygen-rich blood vessel which originates from the deep femoral artery, being its upper side branch. It has a short course as it runs sideways through the division of the femoral nerve to divide into three smaller branches; the ascending, the transverse, and the descending branches of the lateral circumflex artery. It supplies the femur bone upper head and its ligaments.