Femoral artery

large artery in the thigh

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.

Picture showing the location of the femoral artery


ReferencesEdit

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