- Sural nerve
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Latin = nervus suralis
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Caption = The small saphenous vein. (Sural nerve visible running vertically.)
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Medial sural cutaneous nerve, Sural communicating branch of common fibular nerve
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The sural nerve (short saphenous nerve), formed by the junction of the
medial sural cutaneouswith the peroneal anastomotic branch, passes downward near the lateral margin of the tendo calcaneus, lying close to the small saphenous vein, to the interval between the lateral malleolusand the calcaneus.
It runs forward below the lateral malleolus, and is continued as the
lateral dorsal cutaneous nervealong the lateral side of the foot and little toe (via a dorsal digital nerve), communicating on the dorsum of the foot with the intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve, a branch of the superficial peroneal.
In the leg, its branches communicate with those of the posterior femoral cutaneous.
It is often used for
nerve biopsy, as well as the donor nerve when a nerve graft is performed.
* [http://www.neuroguide.com/sural.html Cutaneous field]
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