lateral plantar nerve


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lat·er·al plan·tar nerve

[TA]
one of two terminal branches of the tibial nerve; it courses along the lateral side of the sole, dividing into superficial and deep branches; it supplies the skin of the lateral aspect of the sole and the lateral one-and-a-half toes; it innervates the intrinsic muscles of the plantar part of the foot with the exception of the abductor hallucis and the flexor digitorum brevis; its distribution in the foot is similar to that of the ulnar nerve in the hand.
Synonym(s): nervus plantaris lateralis [TA]

lat·er·al plan·tar nerve

(lat'ĕr-ăl plan'tahr nĕrv) [TA]
One of two terminal branches of the tibial nerve; it courses along the lateral side of the sole, dividing into superficial and deep branches; it supplies the skin of the lateral aspect of the sole and the lateral 1-1/2 toes; it innervates the intrinsic muscles of the plantar part of the foot with the exception of the abductor hallucis and the flexor digitorum brevis; its distribution in the foot is similar to that of the ulnar nerve in the hand.
Synonym(s): nervus plantaris lateralis.
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* Plantar fasciitis coexisting with compression of the first branch of lateral plantar nerve.
Furthermore, it also runs into the leg where it descends with the posterior tibial vessels to end deep to the flexor retinaculum, by dividing into medial and lateral plantar nerves. Sometimes, the tibial nerve is given the name of the posterior tibial nerve at the lower border of popliteus muscle (Standring).
Inside this canal, each muscular body originates a small tendon that crosses by its deep surface the lateral plantar nerve and corresponding vessels.

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