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
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conducted a prospective randomized controlled study with 18 healthy volunteers comparing the anatomical landmark approach with the ultrasound-guided technique for deep peroneal nerve blockade.
(63) If a recovery occurs, the superficial peroneal nerve is expected to recover first, with peroneal muscle contractures evident at about 5 months, followed by the deep peroneal nerve with tibialis anterior contractures evident at 12 months.
The deep peroneal nerve runs anteriorly, supplying motor branches to the tibialis anterior, extensor hallucis longus and extensor digitorum brevis, ankle and toe dorsiflexors, and finally the peroneus tertius, a minor ankle evertor.
The deep peroneal nerve supplies the skin between the first and second toes, as well as the short extensors of the toes.

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