The great saphenous vein and landmarks along its course
The great saphenous vein and its tributaries.
Superficial veins draining into the great saphenous and femoral vein.
Dorsum of Foot. Ankle joint. Deep dissection
Superficial veins of lower limb. Superficial dissection. Anterior view.
Dorsum of Foot. Ankle joint. Deep dissection.
Great saphenous vein. Deep dissection. Anterior view.
Illustration depicting veins of the leg including great saphenous vein (anterior view).

The dorsal venous arch of the foot is a superficial vein that connects the small saphenous vein and the great saphenous vein.

- Dorsal venous arch of the foot

The great saphenous vein originates from where the dorsal vein of the big toe (the hallux) merges with the dorsal venous arch of the foot.

- Great saphenous vein
The great saphenous vein and landmarks along its course

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Small saphenous vein and its tributaries. (Small saphenous vein labeled vertically at center.)

Small saphenous vein

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Relatively large superficial vein of the posterior leg.

Relatively large superficial vein of the posterior leg.

Small saphenous vein and its tributaries. (Small saphenous vein labeled vertically at center.)
Cross-section through middle of leg
Nerves of the dorsum of the foot

The origin of the small saphenous vein, (SSV) is where the dorsal vein from the fifth digit (smallest toe) merges with the dorsal venous arch of the foot, which attaches to the great saphenous vein (GSV).