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2. pertaining to the outer aspect of the leg.
2. Lateral in position within the leg.
peroneal/per·o·ne·al/ (-ne´al) pertaining to the fibula or to the lateral aspect of the leg; fibular.
Of or relating to the fibula or to the outer portion of the leg.
Etymology: Gk, perone, brooch
pertaining to the outer part of the leg, over the fibula and the peroneal nerve.
peronealadjective Referring to the lateral compartment of the leg; fibular.
Relating to the fibula, to the lateral side of the leg, or to the muscles there present.
[L. peroneus, fr. G. peronē, fibula]
peronealPertaining to the outer side of the leg or to the FIBULA.
pertaining to the fibula or to the outer side of the leg or shank; fibular.
common peroneal nerve
a nerve originating in the sciatic nerve; innervates parts of the calf and foot. See also Table 14.
see Table 13.4.
peroneal nerve block
achieved by injection of a local anesthetic into the groove between the tendons of long and lateral digital extensors on the hindlimb, usually in a horse. Anesthesia is obtained mainly over the craniolateral surface of the limb distal to this site and over the medial fetlock.
peroneal nerve paralysis
causes a characteristic inability to flex the hock and extend the digits so the animal bears weight on the dorsum of the foot. There is anesthesia of the cranial leg and dorsal paw or foot. Occurs in recumbent cattle and from trauma to the lateral stifle in dogs.