saphenous nerve


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saphenous nerve

[sə′fē·nəs ‚nərv]
(neuroscience)
A somatic sensory nerve arising from the femoral nerve and innervating the skin of the medial aspect of the leg, foot, and knee joint.
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Often, the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve is sacrificed while care is taken to preserve the saphenous nerve as well as the long saphenous vein.
To avoid development of a neuroma postoperatively, the sacrificed end of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve should be buried.
This is the alternative method to prevent saphenous nerve injury and vessel disruption complications, especially in developing countries where conventional techniques are still being used in practice.
Saphenous nerve injury caused by stripping of the long saphenous vein.
The saphenous nerve was tensioned by placing the leg in hip extension and abduction with full knee flexion (Figure 1).
Anatomy and clinical implications of the ultrasound guided subsartorial saphenous nerve block.
44) These investigators also conducted a safety study and reported no saphenous nerve injuries following ACB in a cohort of 97 patients.
There are reports of the saphenous nerve extending deep down to the periostium of the distal tibia, the medial malleolus capsule in the ankle joint and, in some cases, to the capsule of the talocalcaneon-avicular joint medially.
If surgery involves the medial aspect of the foot or if a calf tourniquet is employed, blocking the saphenous nerve is also essential (Table 4, Fig.
However, her symptoms and signs suggested that the compression lasted for at least several hours, resulting in injury, especially to the saphenous nerve.
Efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided saphenous nerve block in patients with chronic knee pain