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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44) These investigators also conducted a safety study and reported no saphenous nerve injuries following ACB in a cohort of 97 patients.
64), in a case report, describe the surgical procedure of sciatic nerve repair using so-called "sensitive protection of denervated muscle" (transfer of the saphenous nerve partly in front of the anterior tibial muscle and partly in front of the gastrocnemic muscle).
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.