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] .
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Injury to infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve in arthroscopic knee surgery.
The anatomic relationship between the long saphenous vein and the saphenous nerve.
Signs and symptoms of saphenous nerve injury after greater saphenous vein stripping: Prevalance, severity and relevance for modern practice.
The patient was treated 2 times per week for 8 weeks using vibration therapy for the saphenous nerve, muscle release therapy to hypertonic musculature surrounding the saphenous nerve and nerve flossing (Figure 2 A&B).
The saphenous nerve was then placed in a position of tension (Figure 1) and palpation of the previously tender spots was increasingly painful.
Efficacy of an ultrasound-guided subsartorial approach to saphenous nerve block: a case series.
Prevalence of saphenous nerve injury after adductor-canal-blockade in patients receiving total knee arthroplasty.
The saphenous nerve may be visualized as a small superficial hyperechoic structure posterior to the greater saphenous vein.
Ultrasound-guided ankle block for forefoot surgery: the contribution of the saphenous nerve.
The last of the five nerves, the saphenous nerve, is a terminal branch of the femoral nerve and it supplies the proximal, medial aspect of the foot.
To block the two peroneal nerves, as well as the saphenous nerve through the same needle-entry point, a line should first be drawn connecting the two malleoli on the dorsal aspect of the foot.