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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Cappelleri, "A randomised controlled trial comparing two popliteal nerve catheter tip positions for postoperative analgesia after day-case hallux valgus repair," Anaesthesia, vol.
The perforating plantar ulcer in our first patient initially evoked a diabetic foot, but its bilateral character and hypertrophy of the ulnar and popliteal nerve trunks helped orient our diagnosis toward leprosy.
The commonest peripheral nerve trunk to be affected was the ulnar nerve (93.8%), followed by lateral popliteal nerve (62.5%) and radial cutaneous nerve (41.7%).
Intraneural ganglion cyst on the external popliteal nerve. BMJ Case Rep.
In the leg this involves the lateral popliteal nerve at the neck of the fibula, which leads to foot drop and the posterior tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel which produces anaesthesia of the sole.
After intramuscular sedation (Ketamine/Ketasol-100[R] and Midazolam/ Dormicum[R]) anesthesia was induced with intravenous administration of alfaxalone (Alfaxan[R]); after endotracheal intubation anesthesia was maintained with sevoflurane (Sevoflurane[R]) a popliteal nerve block (lidocaine 2%/Xylocaine 2%) as well as fentanyl (Fentanyl[R]) CRI ensured perioperative analgesia.
Popliteal nerve block (PopNB), often used during surgery to treat spasticity below the knee (Taboada Muniz et al, 2003; Saleh et al, 2009), is considered relatively safe for providing an appropriate level of spinal anesthesia and reducing its possible side-effects.
Ultrasound-guided popliteal nerve block in a patient with malignant degeneration oi neurofibromatosis 1.
Ulnar nerve was involved in 20 (80%) cases, lateral popliteal nerve in 11 (44%) cases, posterior tibial in 6 (24%) cases, great auricular nerve on both sides was involved in 6 (24%) cases and trigeminal nerve in 1 (4%) case.
In addition, to assess spinal motoneurons we used monosynaptic testing of N-reflex as a response of the soleus muscle to electrical excitation of the medial popliteal nerve and M-response, Nmax/Mmax ratio being determined (Carla Rito et al., 2009).
Animal studies have shown that paranodal demylenation may occur in a baboon medial popliteal nerve when a pressure of 500mm Hg is applied (Ochoa 1972).
* A Pressure Protector Pad that protects the popliteal area of the knee from direct pressure to the popliteal nerve and soft tissue.