Deep plantar artery

  • The deep plantar artery (also called communicating artery, latin: arteria plantaris profunda) is a branch of the dorsalis pedis artery.

    The deep plantar artery penetrates the foot between the first and second metatarsal bones, and anastomose with the terminal branch of the plantar arch.

    The deep plantar artery gives off the first dorsal metatarsal artery that divides into three dorsal digital arteries.

    The deep plantar artery supplies the great and second toes.