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.

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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Structures at risk (Table 2) during the medial approach include the saphenous vein, popliteal artery, medial inferior genicular artery, and infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve. The saphenous vein runs along the posterior border of the sartorius muscle and should be preserved.
The anatomic relationship between the long saphenous vein and the saphenous nerve. Relevance for radical varicose vein surgery.
RF= nerve to rectus femoris, VL= nerve to vastus lateralis, VI= nerve to vastus intermedius, VM= nerve to vastus medialis, S= saphenous nerve, IC= intermediate cutaneous nerve of thigh, MC= medial cutaneous nerve of thigh and NP= nerve to pectineus.
The saphenous nerve was tensioned by placing the leg in hip extension and abduction with full knee flexion (Figure 1).
It has been demonstrated that after a saphenous nerve injury, the sural nerve is able to send collateral axon sprouting to the denervated saphenous area and this sprouting is 30 % larger in females (Kovacic et al, 2003).
The saphenous nerve could often be identified anterior to the artery using anatomical position to define direction, but visualization of the nerve was not necessary for block success.
Continuous saphenous nerve block as supplement to single-dose local infiltration analgesia for postoperative pain management after total knee arthroplasty.
She complained in particular of dull pain in the distribution of the right saphenous nerve. On the following day, the oedema was reduced and the numbness and weakness had disappeared.
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF THE SAPHENOUS NERVE IN YOUNG RATS.
Although it has been suggested that saphenous nerve block is only necessary in 3% of patients taken to foot surgery, (13) a complete rather than a selective block is recommended regardless of the type of surgery, because nerve territories are often superimposed.