Blood supply to head and neck of femur is mainly from?
A. Superficial epigastric artery
B. Medial circumflex femoral artery
C. Lateral circumflex femoral artery
D. Artery of ligamentum teres
Correct answer : B. Medial circumflex femoral artery
Blood supply to head and neck of femur
The blood supply to the head and neck of femur comes from:Extracapsular arterial ring located at the base of neck of femur
Artery of ligamentum teres
The extracapsular arterial ring is formed by:Posteriorly by branches of medial circumflex femoral artery (major part of blood supply)
Anteriorly by branches of lateral circumflex femoral artery
Smaller branches from superior and inferior gluteal artery
Both medial and lateral circumflex femoral arteries are branches of profunda femoris artery.
Artery of ligamentum teres:black_medium_small_square:It is a branch of obturator artery.
It contributes a small but variable amount of blood supply.