saphenous nerve

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sa·phe·nous nerve

[TA]
a branch of the femoral, extending from the femoral triangle to the foot, becoming subcutaneous on the medial side of the knee; it supplies cutaneous branches to the skin of the leg and foot, by way of infrapatellar and medial crural branches.

saphenous nerve

[səfē′nəs]
Etymology: Gk, saphenes, manifest; L, nervus, nerve
the largest and longest superficial branch of the femoral nerve, supplying the skin of the medial side of the leg and the skin over the patella. On the lateral side of the knee it joins branches of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve to form the patellar plexus. One branch of the saphenous nerve below the knee supplies the ankle. Another branch below the knee supplies the medial side of the foot. See also femoral nerve.

sa·phe·nous nerve

(să-fē'nŭs nĕrv) [TA]
A branch of the femoral, extending from the femoral triangle to the foot, becoming subcutaneous on the medial side of the knee; it supplies cutaneous branches to the skin of the leg and foot, by way of infrapatellar and medial crural branches.
Synonym(s): nervus saphenus [TA] .

saphenous nerve

major branch of femoral nerve, branches of which subserve medial thigh, leg and foot sensation; proximally, the saphenous nerve courses with the femoral artery through the femoral triangle and into the subsartorial canal (deep to sartorius muscle); distally, the saphenous nerve courses with the great saphenous vein