tibial nerve

(redirected from Tibial division)

tib·i·al nerve

[TA]
one of the two major divisions of the sciatic nerve, it courses down the back of the leg to terminate as the medial and lateral plantar nerves in the foot; it supplies the hamstring muscles, the muscles of the back of the leg (the dorsiflexors and invertors of the foot), and the plantar aspect of the foot, as well as the skin on the back of the leg and sole of the foot.

tib·i·al nerve

(tib'ē-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
One of the two major divisions of the sciatic nerve, itcourses down the back of the leg to terminate as the medial and lateral plantar nerves in the foot; it supplies the hamstring muscles, the muscles of the back of the leg (the dorsiflexors and invertors of the foot), and the plantar aspect of the foot, as well as the skin on the back of the leg and sole of the foot.
Synonym(s): nervus tibialis [TA] .
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Missile-induced complete lesions of the tibial nerve and tibial division of the sciatic nerve: Results of 119 repairs.
The sciatic nerve originates from the sacral plexus, specifically from the anterior division of the plexus (roots L4-S3) contributing to the tibial division, and from the posterior division of the plexus (roots L4-S2) contributing to the peroneal division.
The peroneal division is significantly more susceptible to injury than the tibial division for several reasons.