popliteal nerve

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popliteal nerve

[päp′lid·ē·əl ′nərv]
(anatomy)
Either of two branches of the sciatic nerve in the lower part of the thigh; the larger branch continues as the tibial nerve, and the smaller branch continues as the peroneal nerve.
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5 cm (2R) progressing proximally in the common fibular nerve.
Fascicles of the common fibular nerve were separable from those of the tibial nerve in the distal sciatic nerve.
Our results showed that fascicles innervating subgroups of these main divisions could be identified as functional groups within the common fibular nerve and the tibial nerve (Figures 3 and 5).