sural nerve


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su·ral nerve

[TA]
formed by the union of the medial sural cutaneous from the tibial and the peroneal communicating branch of the common peroneal nerve, usually about the middle of the calf, although this is highly variable; thence it accompanies the small saphenous vein around the lateral malleolus to the dorsum of the foot as the lateral dorsal cutaneous nerve.

sural nerve

a nerve that originates high in the leg between the two heads of the gastrocnemius muscle and supplies skin on the lower posterolateral surface of the leg and the lateral side of the foot and little toe.

su·ral nerve

(sūr'ăl nĕrv) [TA]
Formed by the union of the medial sural cutaneous from the tibial and the peroneal communicating branch of the common peroneal nerve, usually about the middle of the calf, although this is highly variable; thence it accompanies the small saphenous vein around the lateral malleolus to the dorsum of the foot as the lateral dorsal cutaneous nerve.
Synonym(s): nervus suralis [TA] .

sural nerve

; lateral cutaneous nerve a terminal branch of the sciatic nerve; separates from main trunk in the popliteal fossa; subserves skin sensation at lateral side of lower part of leg, lateral malleolus and lateral aspect of foot distal to heel; palpable within superficial tissues immediately posterior to lateral malleolus (see injection)
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If there is confusion regarding the identity of the nerves of this area, a nerve stimulator should be used to demonstrate the lack of motor innervations of the lateral sural nerve before it is sectioned.
Symptomatic neuroma of the sural nerve a rare complication of the harvesting of the nerve for grafting: case report.
The reason for the limited recovery appears to be that the sensory axons use the sural nerve grafts as a passive scaffold across which the axons regenerate, rather than as an active regeneration-promoting pathway (4, 19, 20).
The sural nerve, on the contrary, has variable location and is beneath the adipose tissue of the skin.
The data were further supported by sural nerve biopsy and cutaneous nerve biopsy studies (Kuo et al.
A promising new procedure grafts the sural nerve from the ankle to replace those around the prostate that need to be sacrificed.
The cells were taken from the patient's own peripheral nervous system (specifically, the sural nerve in her ankle).
3] The diagnosis can be made by light microscopic evaluation of a sural nerve biopsy.
In these cases the sural nerve, a redundant sensory nerve found in calves, is removed and transplanted to the injured area of the human nerve.
Results of sural nerve biopsies indicated noninflammatory axonal neuropathy consistent with a nutritional, metabolic, or toxic etiology.
The clinical benefits of sural nerve conduction measurement at the point-of-care include:
Motor conduction velocities (MCVs), proximal and distal compound muscle action potentials (CMAPs) of the tibial and peroneal nerves, as well as sensory conduction velocities and sensory nerve action potential of the sural nerve were measured.