superficial peroneal nerve

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su·per·fi·cial fib·u·lar nerve

[TA]
a branch of the common fibular (peroneal) nerve that passes downward in the lateral compartment of the leg to supply the fibularis (peroneus) longus and brevis muscles and terminate as the intermediate and medial dorsal cutaneous nerves supplying the skin of the dorsum of the foot and toes (except for adjacent sides of great and second toes).

su·per·fi·cial fib·u·lar nerve

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl fib'yū'lăr nĕrv) [TA]
Branch of common fibular (peroneal) nerve that passes downward in lateral compartment of the leg to supply fibularis longus and brevis muscles and terminate as intermediate and medial dorsal cutaneous nerves supplying skin of dorsum of foot and toes (except for adjacent sides of great and second toes).
Synonym(s): musculocutaneous nerve of leg, nervus fibularis superficialis, nervus peroneus superficialis, superficial peroneal nerve.

superficial 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 superficial peroneal nerve runs along the lateral leg, innervating the skin along the anterior surface of the leg and the dorsal surface of the foot and the peroneus longus and brevis muscles.
Synonym: superficial fibular nerve
See also: nerve

superficial peroneal nerve

; fibular nerve division of common peroneal nerve; its terminal fibres innervate the dorsum of the foot (see Figure 1)
Figure 1: (A) Dermatomes: areas of lower limb skin supplied by cutaneous branches of spinal nerves. (B) Sensory dermatomes of the foot. This article was published in Neale's Disorders of the Foot, Lorimer, French, O'Donnell, Burrow, Wall, Copyright Elsevier, (2006).
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Modeling studies may be required to compare the efficacy of a single distal sciatic electrode versus two electrodes on the common fibular nerve and the tibial nerves.
In the proximal common fibular nerve, the DF, SF, and cutaneous branches (sural communicating branch and/or LSC branch) could be distinguished separately (Figure 3).
made similar conclusions about generating pure dorsiflexion without inversion or eversion through balanced activation of two channels to the groups of fascicles he observed in the common fibular nerve [9].
The fascicular separation and organization confirms the feasibility of selectively achieving dorsiflexion at both the level of the proximal common fibular nerve and the distal sciatic nerve, while also balancing inversion and eversion.
The lateral sural cutaneous (LSC) and sural communicating branch nerves also originate from the common fibular nerve and have a sensory function that can elicit reflex activity.
The MSC nerve branched off the tibial nerve at approximately the same location as the branches innervating the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles, while the LSC and sural communicating branch nerves branched off the common fibular nerve proximal to the bifurcation.
Average cross-section dimensions across three specimens of the sciatic, tibial, common fibular nerves, and their terminal branches are also shown in the Table.