The Anastomotic Branches unite at the back of the thigh with the terminating branches of the internal circumflex from the profunda femoris, and with the perforating arteries.

According to Mr. Lizars, the exit of the ischiatic artery from the pelvis may be found by placing the patient on his face, with the toes turned out, and drawing a line from the posterior superior spine of the ilium, to the fossa between the tuberosity of the ischium and great trochanter, but a little nearer to the former: the exit of the artery will be found opposite to the centre of this line.