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Anatomy of the medial femoral circumflex artery with respect to the vascularity of the femoral head.
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PMID:  22058296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We performed a series of 16 anatomical dissections on Caucasian cadaver material to determine the surgical anatomy of the medial femoral circumflex artery (MFCA) and its anastomoses. These confirmed that the femoral head receives its blood supply primarily from the MFCA via a group of posterior superior nutrient arteries and the posterior inferior nutrient artery. In terms of anastomoses that may also contribute to the blood supply, the anastomosis with the inferior gluteal artery, via the piriformis branch, is the most important. These dissections provide a base of knowledge for further radiological studies on the vascularity of the normal femoral head and its vascularity after dislocation of the hip.
Authors:
M Zlotorowicz; M Szczodry; J Czubak; B Ciszek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1471-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
The Medical Centre of Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, Department of Orthopaedics, Paediatric Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Gruca Teaching Hospital, Konarskiego 13, 05-400 Otwock, Poland.
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