Femoral and Popliteal Artery Pathway in Varus and valgus aligned lower limb; a CT Angiographic study
Keywords:Femoral Artery, Popliteal Artery, Anatomy, Varus Alignment, Valgus Alignment, Knee
Objectives: This study aimed to compare the femoral and popliteal arteries pathway in varus and valgus- aligned lower limbs.
Methods: A retrospective CT angiography (CTA) study from October to December 2021 was conducted. Distance of the femoral and popliteal artery to specific bony landmarks in thigh and knee was measured.
Results: Eighty limbs including 40 varus and 40 valgus lower limbs were assessed. No significant difference between varus/valgus groups in terms of distances was noted.
Conclusion: Our study compared pathway of PA and FA artery in varus and valgus knees using CTA images; and no significant differences was seen between the two groups of varus and valus.
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