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.