plantar nerve


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plantar nerve

n.
Either of two nerves that innervate the foot, with the smaller lateral one supplying the deep muscles of the foot and the lateral skin of the sole and fourth and fifth toes, and the larger medial one supplying muscles on the medial aspect of the foot and the skin of the first four toes and the medial two-thirds of the sole.
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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.
Silverman examined macrodystrophia histologically and found an association between macrodactyly and abnormalities of the median and plantar nerves (5).
Mourougayan [13] advocates the use of the medial plantar artery instep flap as it can be raised as an island fasciocutaneous flap based on medial plantar vessels, with the branch of the medial plantar nerve supplying the instep skin and reaching the posterior-most part of the weightbearing surface of the heel with ease.
1 Involvement of the 2nd and 3rd digits of the hands and feet is common, corresponding to the median and the medial plantar nerve supply in the upper and lower limbs respectively; but 5th digit involvement is rare.
Plantar fasciitis coexisting with compression of the first branch of lateral plantar nerve.
2), (4), (5) It is typically described in a particular nerve distribution; usually the medial plantar nerve or median nerve.
Ramification pattern of the deep branch of lateral plantar nerve in the human foot.
The frequent involvement of the third common digital nerve has been explained anatomically since the third common digital nerve is generally formed by branches of the medial and lateral plantar nerves, which possibly make the nerve vulnerable to tethering [26].
The abnormal tissue is often found along the distribution of the plantar nerves in the foot and median nerve in the hand.
Sensory symptoms are in the plantar aspect of the mid- and forefoot in the distribution of medial and lateral plantar nerves.