Femoral artery

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Picture showing the location of the femoral artery

The femoral artery is the large artery that takes oxygen rich blood to a human's legs. Coming from the heart the blood flows along the iliac artery which then divides into the two (bifurcates) femoral arteries, to supply blood to each leg.[1] The artery is very close to the surface where it passes through the groin.


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  1. "Femoral Artery". Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics. 2011 [last update]. http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/femoral_artery. Retrieved 27 December 2011.