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Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “OBTURATOR to remember about Obturator Artery important facts

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Obturator Artery : How To Remember Easily ?

O – Origin: Arises from the internal iliac artery.

B – Branches: Gives off branches to supply the adductor muscles.

T – Type: It’s a branch of the internal iliac artery.

U – Unites: Unites with other arteries in the pelvis to form an anastomotic network.

R – Relationship: Runs alongside the obturator nerve.

A – Area Supplied: Supplies blood to the adductor muscles of the thigh.

T – Trauma Concern: It’s susceptible to injury during pelvic surgeries or trauma.

O – Outcome: Impaired blood flow through the obturator artery can lead to muscle ischemia and weakness.

R – Retroperitoneal: The artery is located in the retroperitoneal space.


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