sural nerve


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su·ral nerve

[TA]
formed by the union of the medial sural cutaneous from the tibial and the peroneal communicating branch of the common peroneal nerve, usually about the middle of the calf, although this is highly variable; thence it accompanies the small saphenous vein around the lateral malleolus to the dorsum of the foot as the lateral dorsal cutaneous nerve.

su·ral nerve

(sūr'ăl nĕrv) [TA]
Formed by the union of the medial sural cutaneous from the tibial and the peroneal communicating branch of the common peroneal nerve, usually about the middle of the calf, although this is highly variable; thence it accompanies the small saphenous vein around the lateral malleolus to the dorsum of the foot as the lateral dorsal cutaneous nerve.
Synonym(s): nervus suralis [TA] .
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Given that there is no literature on normal thresholds for the sural nerve, we assumed that the lateral border of the foot would have a similar threshold as the plantar side of the foot, determined in previous studies as 2g (FIN 4-31).
The sural nerve biopsies from the eight patients (except patient 9) showed variable pathological changes [Figure 2] and [Figure 3].
Raised serum levels of IL-6 and IL-10 correlated with reduced amplitude of sural nerve SNAP and common peroneal nerve CMAP.
However, sural nerve amplitude (SNAP) was the only parameter that showed significant variation with highest value being recorded during luteal phase (Tables 5 and 6).
Sural Nerve Conduction Results in Leprosy Patients Sural Nerve P.B.
This may lead to confounding attribution of recovery of sensory responses to improvement in sural nerve (a sensory branch of the sciatic nerve) regeneration instead of collateral reinnervation by the undamaged saphenous nerve (a sensory branch form the femoral nerve) (Cobianchi et al.).
The sural nerve then acts as a scaffolding (conduit), similar to an extension cord, to deliver regenerating nerve fibres from the femoral nerve to the corpus cavernosa.
In one-way ANOVA test, comparison of mean SNCV of Ulnar nerve, Median nerve and Sural nerve between control Group and two groups of cases (PEM Grade 1&2 and PEM Grade 3 & 4) was statistically significant (P<0.05) in all the three age groups.
On applying t-test, the assumption of equal variances was violated in cases as shown by Levene's test for the following variables: NCV (median and ulnar nerve) and amplitude (sural nerve).
Facial nerve repair is achieved by reanastomosis of the severed ends or, in cases with significant loss of nerve tissue, cable grafts using the great auricular nerve, the sural nerve or the cervical plexus as donor sites (4).