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tib·i·al nerve

[TA]
one of the two major divisions of the sciatic nerve, it courses down the back of the leg to terminate as the medial and lateral plantar nerves in the foot; it supplies the hamstring muscles, the muscles of the back of the leg (the dorsiflexors and invertors of the foot), and the plantar aspect of the foot, as well as the skin on the back of the leg and sole of the foot.

tibial nerve

a major branch of the sciatic nerve that is associated with the posterior compartment of the leg. In the leg it gives rise to branches that supply all the muscles in the posterior compartment of the leg and two cutaneous branches. It enters the foot to supply most of the intrinsic muscles and skin.

tib·i·al nerve

(tib'ē-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
One of the two major divisions of the sciatic nerve, itcourses down the back of the leg to terminate as the medial and lateral plantar nerves in the foot; it supplies the hamstring muscles, the muscles of the back of the leg (the dorsiflexors and invertors of the foot), and the plantar aspect of the foot, as well as the skin on the back of the leg and sole of the foot.
Synonym(s): nervus tibialis [TA] .

tibial nerve

larger of two terminal branches of sciatic nerve; supplies motor nerves to posterior muscles of lower leg and sensory fibres to skin of distal half of back of leg; extends from the popliteal fossa, and passes into the foot as part of the neurovascular bundle immediately posterior to medial malleolus, distal divisions (medial and lateral plantar nerves; calcaneal nerve) subserve plantar sensation, and plantar foot muscles; palpable immediately posterior/inferior to medial malleolus (i.e. adjacent to tibialis posterior artery); compression/impingement causes proximal tarsal tunnel syndrome
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A longitudinal incision has been done on the posterior surface of each limb to dissect the tibial nerve from its origin till its termination.
09; radial vs median nerves, P = 1; peroneal nerve vs tibial nerve medial plantar branch, P = 0.
Concerning surgery, all patients underwent a tibial nerve neurotomy (n = 16), with some of them (n = 9) having additional surgeries.
It was believed that, by perpetuating the continuity of sensory nerve structure into the flap, nerve regeneration would be facilitated, even though the underlying impediment was the midcalf tibial nerve injury.
Tibial nerve stimulation is a painless procedure that takes place in an outpatient setting.
During the examination of the tibial nerve receiver electrodes were placed over the abductor halucis muscle (cathode distal, anode proximal orthodromal direction).
Their right foot was fixed to the device in order to assess peak twitch torque associated with the maximal H-reflex, produced by plantar flexion as a result of electrical stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve.
The tibial nerve supplies the extensors of the hock joint and the digital flexor muscles.
He presented normal reflex H of the left tibial nerve, which contributed to reject lesions proximal to the tibial nerve including sacral plexus and left L5 and S1 roots.
5) The jab: An injection in the ankle, known as Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS), works by sending a mild electrical current through a very fine needle inserted near a nerve bundle near the ankle.
C) The leg's saphenous nerve is connected to the tibial nerve (leads into the foot), restoring foot sensation.