Posterior tibial recurrent artery

  • The posterior tibial recurrent artery (latin: arteria recurrens tibialis posterior) is a branch of the anterior tibial artery.

    The posterior tibial recurrent artery arises from the anterior tibial artery before it pierces the interosseous membrane of the lower leg. The posterior tibial recurrent artery curves and ascends to the popliteal fossa, terminating in the patellar network.

    The patellar network is made up by several blood vessels: the inferior medial and superior medial genicular arteries, the inferior lateral and superior lateral genicular arteries, the descending genicular artery, the descending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex artery and the anterior tibial recurrent artery. It supplies the knee joint and provides collateral circulation to leg.