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Surgical Anatomy
February 2000

February 2000

Arch Surg. 2000;135(2):235. doi:10.1001/archsurg.135.2.235

The external iliac artery becomes the femoral artery at the inguinal ligament (Poupart's ligament). The superficial femoral artery becomes the popliteal artery at the adductor hiatus where the superficial femoral artery leaves the adductor canal and turns into the popliteal fossa.1