calcaneal nerve


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calcaneal nerve

Any of the nerves that are sensory branches of the tibial nerve and innervate the skin on the heel and the medial side of the sole of the foot.
See also: nerve
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'Professor Ribbans opened up his heel and told us later that he had never seen such a large calcaneal nerve (the one that goes round the heel).
Loss of fixation can be prevented with intraoperative fluoroscopy, although patient compliance also plays a role in maintaining fixation.25 For neurologic injury, knowledge of anatomy of the calcaneal nerves is necessary to ensure safe surgical intervention in the medial heel region.31 Some reports32,33 have mentioned that the risk of complications increase in smokers and in patients of advanced age, but we have found no evidence that age and tourniquet time affect the incidence of complication after calcaneal fracture surgery.