Background: The study of Dorsalis pedis artery and variations in its branching pattern has been reported
sporadically. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the arterial. Supply on the dorsum of the foot.
Materials and Methods: The study was carried out of forty dissected limbs of unknown sex and age from
the department of Anatomy, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College, Pondicherry.
Results and Discussion: The incidence of classical text book description was found to be very less in
present study. In 5% of cases the dorsalis pedis artery was replaced by the peroneal artery. In 5% of cases
the anterior tibial artery was found on lateral side of leg, dorsalis pedis artery is a continuation of the
anterior tibial artery seen passing above lateral malleolus and then it passes forwards along the lateral side
of the dorsum of the foot.
Conclusion: The findings suggest that the lateral aspect of the dorsum of the foot has a poor nourishment.
Vascular anatomy, Flap reconstruction.