It is a short artery which runs backward between the lumbosacral trunk and the first sacral nerve, and, passing out of the pelvis above the upper border of the Piriformis, immediately divides into a superficial and a deep branch.
Of these, the superior division, continuing the original course of the vessel, passes along the upper border of the Glutæus minimus to the anterior superior spine of the ilium, anastomosing with the deep iliac circumflex artery and the ascending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex artery.
The inferior division crosses the Glutæus minimus obliquely to the greater trochanter, distributing branches to the Glutæi and anastomoses with the lateral femoral circumflex artery.
Some branches pierce the Glutæus minimus and supply the hip-joint.
Sacral pressure sore reconstruction--the pedicled superior gluteal artery perforator flap.(General Surgery)(Report)
Feb 01, 2012; Pressure sore reconstruction has always been challenging. Immobile patients are prone to develop pressure sores from unrelieved...