Femoral artery

large artery in the thigh
Picture showing the location of the femoral artery

The femoral artery is the large artery that takes oxygen rich blood to a human's legs. Coming from the heart the blood flows along the iliac artery which then divides into the two (bifurcates) femoral arteries, to supply blood to each leg.[1] The artery is very close to the surface where it passes through the groin.


ReferencesEdit

  1. "Femoral Artery". Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 27 December 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)