Plantar metatarsal arteries
|Artery: Plantar metatarsal arteries|
|The plantar arteries. Deep view. (Plantar metatarsal arteries labeled at bottom right.)|
|Latin||arteriae metatarsales plantares|
|Gray's||subject #162 640|
|Vein||plantar metatarsal veins|
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Each divides into a pair of plantar digital arteries which supply the adjacent sides of the toes.
Near their points of division each sends upward an anterior perforating branch to join the corresponding dorsal metatarsal artery.
The first plantar metatarsal artery (arteria princeps hallucis) springs from the junction between the lateral plantar and deep plantar arteries and sends a digital branch to the medial side of the first toe.
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