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Pimenta's Point

Pimenta's Point is an anatomical landmark for easy location of the posterior tibial artery or tibialis posterior artery (a peripheral pulse on the inside of your ankle). An imagined line is drawn between the bony prominence of the medial malleolus and the insertion of the achilles tendon. At the exact midpoint of this line place three fingers parallel to the leg and you will either feel the posterior tibial pulsation (normal) or will not (peripheral vascular disease or calcification, anatomical variant).

References

A Guide To Surgical Vascular Disease- UK Medical School Notes

External links

http://health.yahoo.net/human-body-maps/posterior-tibial-artery

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