Deep veins of lower limb

  • The deep veins are located beneath the deep fascia of the lower limb. Most of the deep veins of the lower limb are binary and they accompany the corresponding arteries sharing their name, however, the popliteal vein is a single trunk, as well as its continuation, the femoral vein.

    The major deep veins of the lower limb include:

    • femoral vein,
    • popliteal vein,
    • anterior tibial vein,
    • posterior tibial vein.