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TROCHANTERIC ANASTAMOSIS

Anatomy-Lower Limb

TROCHANTERIC ANASTAMOSIS

1. Main blood supply of the head of the femur.
2. Lies near the trochanteric fossa.
3. Formed by the anastamosis of the superior + inferior gluteal arteries & medial + lateral circumflex femoral vessels (branches of the profunda femoris artery).
4. Branches pass along the NOF under the retinacular fibers of the capsule.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: Dr. Appukutty Manickam

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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