saphenous nerve

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Related to saphenous nerve: sural nerve, saphenous nerve block
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Noun1.saphenous nerve - a branch of the femoral nerve that supplies cutaneous branches to the inner aspect of the leg and foot
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
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39,40) Less frequently, the common peroneal nerve at the fibular neck, the saphenous nerve as it passes through Hunter's canal, the posterior tibial nerve at the tarsal tunnel, and the sural nerve in the posterior calf may be affected.
The infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve (IBSN) and the superior lateral geniculate artery (SLGA) are the structures most at risk during the medial parapatellar approach (Table 2).
Varicose vein surgery operations include complications such as hematoma, femoral artery injury, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and saphenous nerve injury.
The following nerves were evaluated: the ulnar (in epitrochlear-olecranon channel and above this, with elbow semi-flexed), median (palmar face of the wrist, between the tendons of palmaris longus muscle and flexor carpi radialis muscle), radial (in the arm level, behind the deltoid muscle), radial (in the wrist), common peroneal (in the popliteal fossa and posterior face of fibular head), posterior tibial (internal retromalleolar fossa), superficial peroneal (anterior aspect of the ankle and dorsal foot) and the saphenous nerve (upper face of the internal malleolus).
Blot, "Cutaneous saphenous nerve graft for the treatment of sciatic neurotmesis in a dog," Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, vol.
In this case, Lyftogt treated the lateral sural nerve and lower saphenous nerve where they cross over the Achilles tendon with D5W.
2] We found the saphenous nerve arouse from the anterior division in two cadavers.
sup][18],[19] The superior branch of the saphenous nerve (also called the patellar branch) passes through the internal superior border of the patella into the subcutaneous prepatellar area and is located in the prepatellar skin.
The sciatic nerve supplies motor and sensory innervation to the posterior aspect of the thigh as well as the entire lower leg, except for the medial leg, which is supplied by the saphenous nerve (the terminal branch of the femoral nerve).
Saphenous nerve entrapment affecting the infrapatellar branch can be a difficult diagnosis to make due to the intimate relationship of the nerve to many other pain generating structures in the knee.
The reparative procedure to transfer the saphenous nerve to the anterior tibial did not yield appreciable results, thus leading to permanent motor damage.