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COMMON PERONEAL NERVE-BRANCHES

Anatomy-Lower Limb

COMMON PERONEAL NERVE-BRANCHES

2 ARTICULAR BRANCHES
1. Upper genicular branch.
2. Lower genicular branch.

3 CUTANEOUS BRANCHES
1. Peroneal communicating nerve - joins the sural nerve.
2. Lateral cutaneous nerve of the calf - supplies the skin over the upper half of the peroneal compartment.
3. Recurrent genicular nerve.

2 TERMINAL BRANCHES
1. Deep peroneal - sensory supply to the periosteum + ligaments of the tibia + dorsum of the foot. Motor supply to all the muscles of the anterior compartment of the leg.
2. Superficial peroneal nerve - skin over the peroneal compartment + 2,3,4 interdigital spaces. Motor supply to all muscles of the lateral compartment of the leg.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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