Cardiovascular System of the Leg and Foot

The cardiovascular system of the lower extremities is the system which provides oxygenated blood to—and removes deoxygenated blood from—a person's legs, feet, and toes.

Deoxygenated blood is moved from the digital vein (in the toes), up through the dorsal metatarsal vein in the foot, to the posterior tibial vein and the small...

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Full Cardiovascular System of the Leg and Foot Description

[Continued from above] . . . saphenous vein (both are located in the calf). The blood is then transported through the thigh via the great saphenous vein to the femoral vein; from there, it moves through the body to the heart and lungs, where the carbon dioxide in the blood is replaced with oxygen; the freshly oxygenated blood then returns through the legs via the corresponding arteries, which move in paths parallel to the veins.