Anatomy of the normal venous system in the lower limbs

The venous system in the lower limbs is made up of a number of complex anatomical structures, including principally:


The deep venous system (90% of the total system) (read more...)
The superficial venous system (10% of the total system) (read more...)
Perforating veins, which cross the aponeurosis to link deep and superficial veins
The veins of the foot, which form a complex network create a genuine blood reservoir. (read more...)

The veins have a tubular structure with a thinner, more supple muscle layer than the arteries. They are equipped with flaps to prevent reverse blood flow, called venous valves (read more...)




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