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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Caption: Figure 3 Superficial peroneal nerve stretched over ganglion at surgery.
Anatomic study of the superficial peroneal nerve using sonography.
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Perineural fibrosis of the superficial peroneal nerve complicating ankle sprain: a case report.
Investigation of incidence of superficial peroneal nerve injury following ankle fracture.
Perineural fibrosis of superficial peroneal nerve complicating ankle sprain: a case report.
Excursion and strain of the superficial peroneal nerve during inversion ankle sprain.
Care must be taken to avoid the superficial peroneal nerve as it exits the lateral compartment at the junction of the distal and middle thirds of the leg (Fig.
After exercise, neurological examination may reveal weakness and parasthesias corresponding to the distal innervations of the deep and superficial peroneal nerves.
While the common, deep, and superficial peroneal nerves can all be entrapped, the superficial branch is most frequently involved.

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