Type of Article:  Original

Volume 7; Issue 1.2 (February 2019)

Page No.: 6171-6177

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.433


Amandeep kaur 1, Anshu Sharma *2, Mahesh kumar Sharma 3.

1 Demonstrator, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College and Hospital Chandigarh, India.

*2 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College and Hospital Chandigarh, India.

3 Professor, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College and Hospital Chandigarh, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr Anshu Sharma, Associate professor, Government Mediacl College And Hospital, Chandigarh, 160030, India. Mob – 9646121530  E-Mail: anshusharma_01@yahoo.co.in


Background:  During clinical procedure to prevent damage, anatomical knowledge of the common femoral artery, profunda femoris artery (PFA) and the circumflex arteries is essential.

Material and Methods: Present study was done on 40 lower limbs (20 left and 20 right) in Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh. Dissection was done as per the guidelines in Chunighums.

Aim:  Present study was done to discuss variations in branching pattern of FA, PFA and also their embryological and clinical significances.

Results: In the present study, we observed that length of FA (Femoral artery) commonly placed “between” 310-350 mm in  55% (22 cases in which 14 right & 8 cases on left side) whereas outer circumferential diameter is commonly placed “between” 16 -20 mm in 52.5% (21 cases) 10 right & 11 left lower limbs and detailed finding are discussed with literature.

Conclusions : This study will be very helpful to the surgeons, radiologist and plastic surgeons to understand possible variations and also will be very useful in reducing the chances of intra-operative secondary haemorrhage and post-operative complications.

KEY WORDS: Common femoral artery, Profunda femoris artery (PFA), Circumflex arteries.


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Cite this article: Amandeep kaur, Anshu Sharma, Mahesh kumar Sharma. VARIATION IN BRANCHING PATTERN OF FEMORAL ARTERY. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(1.2):6171-6177. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.433