Superficial femoral artery

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The superficial femoral artery (SFA) is a continuation of the common femoral artery at the point where the profunda femoris branches. It is the main artery of the lower limb and is, therefore, critical in the supply of oxygenated blood to the leg.


Related pathology

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 24865
System: Vascular
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Superficial femoral arteries (SFAs)
  • Superficial femoral artery (SFA)
  • Superficial femoral arteries

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: femoral triangle (diagram)
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