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Old 09-15-2009
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Anatomy Femoral Circuflex Arteries

Commonly asked in USMLE
What artery supplies the head of the femur?
The answer is the medial circumflex femoral artery (not the lateral)
Common case scenarios are those of hip dislocation or avascular necrosis of the head as seen in sicklers.

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You can see that the lateral circuflex femoral artery mainly supplies the upper portion of the femoral shaft while the medical circumflex femoral artery supplies most of the portions of the head of the femur, both arteries are branches off the profunda femoral artery.
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Old 10-25-2009
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Default along with the scaphoid stuff

How do you know it is commonly asked I would like to know myself and will definately be taking note of it cuz I always thought it was the Lateral, thanks for the high yield factoid
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