plantar nerve


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plantar nerve

n.
Either of two nerves that innervate the foot, with the smaller lateral one supplying the deep muscles of the foot and the lateral skin of the sole and fourth and fifth toes, and the larger medial one supplying muscles on the medial aspect of the foot and the skin of the first four toes and the medial two-thirds of the sole.
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Diagrammatic illustration of the arterial supply of the tibial portion of the sciatic nerve and the tibial nerve; AP; arterial pedicle, CFN; common fibular nerve, LPN; lateral plantar nerve, MPA; medial plantar artery, a and b are ascending and descending branches.
The neurovascular pedicle was preserved containing superficial branches of the median plantar artery as well as cutaneous branches of the median plantar nerve.
The second and third digits of the hands and feet are most frequently involved, corresponding to the median nerve and medial plantar nerve supply in the upper and lower limbs, respectively.
3,8] Medial plantar neuropathy (jogger's foot), neuropathic pain over the course of the medial plantar nerve, [3] is a well-known phenomenon that occurs during and after exercise.
Neural enlargement and irregularity may be prominent involving the median nerve in the hand and the plantar nerve in the foot (2,3).
The radial artery was anastomosed end to side to the posterior tibial artery; the 2 venae comitantes, end to end to the long saphenous vein, and the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve end to side to the medial plantar nerve.
This rare congenital abnormality occurs most frequently in the distribution of the median nerve in the upper, and medial plantar nerve in the lower, extremity.
Lateral plantar nerve entrapment may also cause neuropathic pain on the plantar surface.
The medial plantar nerve branches can get entrapped between the knot of Henry and the abductor hallucis muscle, leading to first and second toe plantar dysesthesias.
This congenital abnormality occurs most frequently in the distribution of the median nerve in the upper and medial plantar nerve in the lower extremity.