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.
IM= Iliacus muscle, F= femoral nerve, MT= muscular trunk, RF= nerve to rectus femoris, VL= nerve to vastus lateralis, VI= nerve to vastus intermedius, VM= nerve to vastus medialis, CT= cutaneous trunk, S= saphenous nerve, IC= intermediate cutaneous nerve of thigh and MC= medial cutaneous nerve of thigh.
The diagnosis of saphenous nerve entrapment is a difficult one to make and is met with controversy within the literature.
Adductor canal blockade (ACB) was first described by van der Wal as a more reliable and robust blockade of the saphenous nerve. (48) The technique involved transsartorial injection approximately one finger width proximal to the superior pole of the patella.
In their study ultrasound-guided saphenous nerve catheter was placed postoperatively in the adductor canal at midthigh level.
The sciatic nerve supplies motor and sensory innervation to the posterior aspect of the thigh as well as the entire lower leg, except for the medial leg, which is supplied by the saphenous nerve (the terminal branch of the femoral nerve).
If a tourniquet was required for surgery, a saphenous nerve block was performed by a linear subcutaneous infiltration of 5 ml lignocaine 1.5% in the proximal anteromedial aspect of the lower leg.
A 25-gauge needle was placed into the proximal tibia and 6 cc of 0.25% bupivacaine was injected in the region of the saphenous nerve. After placement of the popliteal block, an 18-gauge needle was used to assess the efficacy of the block.