Xii: Anatomy of the posterior tibial artery (MOORES 583)


Popliteal a.


Medial & lateral plantar a.


  • Arises at popliteal a. bifurcation
  • Passes through posterior compartment of leg
  • Lies deep to gastrocnemius, soleus, flexor retinaculum, abductor hallucis
  • Runs posterior to medial malleolus
  • Runs with venae commitantes
  • Accompanied by tibial n. → first lies medial, then courses posteriorly & lies in the lateral aspect
Posttib fib