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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Diagrammatic illustration of the arterial supply of the tibial portion of the sciatic nerve and the tibial nerve; AP; arterial pedicle, CFN; common fibular nerve, LPN; lateral plantar nerve, MPA; medial plantar artery, a and b are ascending and descending branches.
The lateral sural cutaneous (LSC) and sural communicating branch nerves also originate from the common fibular nerve and have a sensory function that can elicit reflex activity.
The common fibular nerve pierced the muscle and the tibial nerve passed below of its inferior margin in 8 cases (16,0 %), corresponding to the type I.