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Common fibular nerve

Other Terms: Common peroneal nerve, Nervus fibularis communis, Nervus peroneus communis, Nerf fibulaire commun

Description

The common fibular nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve. It extends diagonally along the lateral side of the popliteal fossa to the head of the fibula and winds around the neck of the fibula, between the fibularis longus and the fibula. It supplies fibers to the lateral sural cutaneous nerve branch which supplies the skin on the posterolateral surface of the leg. It divides beneath the fibularis longus into the superficial and deep fibular nerve.

Origin

L4 through S2 posterior divisions

Innervates

Short head of biceps femoris

Actions

Flex knee

Branch of:

Sciatic Nerve

Branches

Lateral sural cutaneous nerve
Deep fibular nerve
Superficial fibular nerve

Latin

Nervus fibularis communis
Nervus peroneus communis

French

Nerf fibulaire commun

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