Medial circumflex femoral artery

  • The medial circumflex femoral artery (also known as medial femoral circumflex artery, internal circumflex artery, latin: arteria circumflexa femoris medialis) is a branch of the deep femoral artery.

    The medial circumflex femoral artery arises in the femoral triangle posteromedially form the deep femoral artery, then it passes between the iliopsoas and pectineus muscles to the lesser trochanter, where it divides into two branches: the transverse and the ascending branch of the medial circumflex femoral artery.

    The medial circumflex femoral artery supplies the medial muscle group of thigh and the hip joint.