A Morphological Study of Dorsalis Pedis Artery and Its Clinical Correlation

  • Dr.Vasudha Kulkarni
  • Published 2012


Dorsalis Pedis artery is the artery for peripheral vascular disease. It is the direct continuation of anterior tibial artery. Evaluation of Dorsalis pedis artery pulsations is an useful clinical tool for assessing peripheral arterial perfusion. The present study aims at determining branching pattern of Dorsalis pedis artery. The objective is to provide data on thediameter of Dorsalis pedis artery and its branching pattern. A study of Dorsalis pedis artery was done in thirty three lower limbs at Dr.B.R.Ambedkar medical college by dissection method. The diameter of Dorsalis pedis artery at its origin varied from 1.5 to 5mm. Maximum diameter is 5mm, minimum is 1.5mm. Average is 3.31mm. Arterial branching pattern is categorised into A, B, C, D and E. The study infers correlation between diameter of Dorsalis pedis Artery and its branching pattern. This study also provides data for vascular mapping of foot prior to certain surgeries like free flap transplantation.

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@inproceedings{Kulkarni2012AMS, title={A Morphological Study of Dorsalis Pedis Artery and Its Clinical Correlation}, author={Dr.Vasudha Kulkarni}, year={2012} }