The articular branches of descending genicular artery
descend in the substance of the Vastus medialis
, and in front of the tendon of the Adductor magnus
, to the medial side of the knee, where they anastomose with the medial superior genicular artery
and anterior recurrent tibial artery
A branch from this vessel crosses above the patellar surface of the femur, forming an anastomotic arch with the lateral superior genicular artery, and supplying branches to the knee-joint.