deep peroneal nerve


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deep fib·u·lar nerve

[TA]
one of the terminal branches of the common peroneal nerve, arising at the fibular neck and passing into the anterior compartment of the leg; it supplies the tibialis anterior, extensor hallucis longus, extensor digitorum longus, and peroneus tertius muscles in the leg, then crosses the ankle joint to supply the muscles on the dorsum of the foot (extensors hallucis and digitorum brevis), becoming cutaneous to innervate adjacent sides of the great and second toes.

deep fib·u·lar nerve

(dēp fib'yū-lăr nĕrv) [TA]
A terminal branch of the common peroneal nerve, arising at the fibular neck and passing into the anterior compartment of the leg; it supplies the tibialis anterior, extensor hallucis longus, extensor digitorum longus, and peroneus tertius muscles in the leg, then crosses the ankle joint to supply the muscles on the dorsum of the foot (extensor hallucis and extensor digitorum brevis), becoming cutaneous to innervate adjacent sides of the great and second toes.
Synonym(s): anterior tibial nerve, deep peroneal nerve, nervus fibularis profundus, nervus peroneus profundus.

deep peroneal nerve

One of the two major branches of the common peroneal nerve formed as the latter winds around the proximal neck of the fibula. The deep peroneal nerve runs along the interosseous membrane (between the fibula and tibia) into the dorsal foot. It innervates anterior leg muscles and the skin of the dorsal surface of the foot.
Synonym: deep fibular nerve
See also: nerve

deep peroneal nerve

; anterior tibial nerve division of the common peroneal nerve; it courses distally lying between tendons of extensor hallucis longus and extensor digitorum longus at (anterior ankle area) and passes into the dorsal foot; it supplies all anterior compartment muscles and extensor digitorum brevis; distal fibres supply skin sensation to dorsal aspect of first or second interdigital cleft (see syndrome, anterior tarsal)
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