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3. Profunda Femoris

The profunda femoris or deep femoral artery is the largest branch of this vital vessel. It provides blood to the thigh's extensors, flexors, and adductors. Beginning on the side of the femoral artery, it travels deeper, towards the middle of the femur, weaving through the adductor muscles to form a connection between the popliteus muscles branches.

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