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superior artery of knee

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An artery with origin in the popliteal artery, with distribution to the knee joint, and with anastomoses to the circumflex femoral, tibial, and lateral inferior genicular arteries; lateral superior artery of knee.
An artery with origin in the popliteal artery, with distribution to the knee joint, and with anastomoses to the descending genicular and superior genicular arteries; medial superior artery of knee.

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