Vol - 30, Issue - 02
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-31-01-2023-1589
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Abstract : Knowledge of the location of the pulse of the posterior tibial artery is necessary for palpating it for medical and paramedical students and professionals to get an idea of the cardiovascular and general condition of the person and for correlation of both mentioned. Knowledge of the location of the artery is helpful to surgeons for its easy access or exposure. Pulse of posterior tibial artery palpated with middle three fingers of the right hand of the examiner, below and behind medial malleolus against calcaneum bone of both lower limbs of 80 randomly selected asymptomatic students of 1st M.B.B.S. of various Medical colleges of Gujarat. Pulse of posterior tibial artery palpated in 79 (98.75%) students on both sides. Most commonly it was palpated at a distance of 3 cm from the posterior border of the medial malleolus in 25 (31.25%) students. It was palpated at a distance of 1.5 to 3.5 cm in 75(93.75%) students. It was regular in rhythm in 79 (98.75%) students. It was normal in nature in 93.75% of students. Pulse of the posterior tibial artery commonly palpated at the distance of 3 cm from the posterior border of the medial malleolus with a range of 1 to 3.5 cm which helps medical and paramedical professionals for palpating it and helps surgeons for accessing and exposing the artery. A few students may show a weak or absent pulse which needs to evaluate further for any variations or vascular insufficiency.

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