Femoral Artery

The femoral artery, which passes fairly close to the outer surface of the upper thighs, divides into smaller branches to provide blood to muscles and superficial tissues in the thigh. They also supply the skin of the groin and lower abdominal wall. Important branches of the femoral artery include: (1) the superficial circumflex iliac artery to the lymph nodes and the skin of the groin; (2) the superficial epigastric artery to the skin of the abdominal wall; (3) the superficial and deep...

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    [Continued from above] . . . external pudenal arteries to the skin of the lower abdomen and external genitalia; (4) the profunda femoris artery, which is the largest branch of the femoral artery and supplies the hip joint and various muscles in the thigh; and (5) the deep genicular artery to the farthest ends of the thigh muscles and to connecting nerve networks around the knee joint.