superficial peroneal nerve


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Related to superficial peroneal nerve: saphenous nerve, common peroneal nerve, deep peroneal nerve, tibial nerve

su·per·fi·cial fib·u·lar nerve

[TA]
a branch of the common fibular (peroneal) nerve that passes downward in the lateral compartment of the leg to supply the fibularis (peroneus) longus and brevis muscles and terminate as the intermediate and medial dorsal cutaneous nerves supplying the skin of the dorsum of the foot and toes (except for adjacent sides of great and second toes).

su·per·fi·cial fib·u·lar nerve

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl fib'yū'lăr nĕrv) [TA]
Branch of common fibular (peroneal) nerve that passes downward in lateral compartment of the leg to supply fibularis longus and brevis muscles and terminate as intermediate and medial dorsal cutaneous nerves supplying skin of dorsum of foot and toes (except for adjacent sides of great and second toes).
Synonym(s): musculocutaneous nerve of leg, nervus fibularis superficialis, nervus peroneus superficialis, superficial peroneal nerve.

superficial peroneal nerve

One of the two major branches of the common peroneal nerve formed as the latter winds around the proximal neck of the fibula. The superficial peroneal nerve runs along the lateral leg, innervating the skin along the anterior surface of the leg and the dorsal surface of the foot and the peroneus longus and brevis muscles.
Synonym: superficial fibular nerve
See also: nerve

superficial peroneal nerve

; fibular nerve division of common peroneal nerve; its terminal fibres innervate the dorsum of the foot (see Figure 1)
Figure 1: (A) Dermatomes: areas of lower limb skin supplied by cutaneous branches of spinal nerves. (B) Sensory dermatomes of the foot. This article was published in Neale's Disorders of the Foot, Lorimer, French, O'Donnell, Burrow, Wall, Copyright Elsevier, (2006).
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The superficial peroneal nerve appears to be compromised via a traction mechanism, as noted in a recent cadaver study of ankles by O'Neill and coworkers.
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These defects are often located in the distal third of the leg where the superficial peroneal nerve exits the lateral compartment.

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