Dorsalis pedis artery
The dorsalis pedis artery (or dorsal artery of foot, latin: arteria dorsalis pedis) is a continuation of the anterior tibial artery.
The dorsal artery of the foot terminates at the proximal part of the first intermetatarsal space, where it divides into two terminal branches: the deep plantar artery and the arcuate artery.
The dorsalis pedis artery gives off the following side branches:
- lateral tarsal artery,
- medial tarsal arteries.
The dorsalis pedis artery supplies blood to the dorsal surface of the foot.