medial sural cutaneous nerve


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me·di·al su·ral cu·ta·ne·ous nerve

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arises from the tibial nerve in the popliteal space, passes down the calf between the two heads of the gastrocnemius and unites in the middle of the leg with the communicating branch of the common peroneal to form the sural nerve, distributed to the skin of the distal and lateral surfaces of the leg and ankle.
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The first structures encountered will be the small saphenous vein and the medial sural cutaneous nerve (branch of tibial nerve); the nerve lies just lateral to the vein.
3) during this approach include the medial sural cutaneous nerve as it runs laterally along the small saphenous vein to innervate skin on the posterior lower leg.
These fasciocutaneous perforators also form intercommunications with the axial pattern arteries that accompany the medial sural cutaneous nerve.
A sensory branch, the medial sural cutaneous nerve, contributes to the sural nerve and innervates the dorsolateral skin of the foot.

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