common peroneal nerve


Medical Definition of common peroneal nerve

: the smaller of the branches into which the sciatic nerve divides passing obliquely outward and downward from the popliteal space and to the neck of the fibula where it divides into the deep peroneal nerve and the superficial peroneal nerve that supply certain muscles and skin areas of the leg and foot

called also lateral popliteal nerve, peroneal nerve

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“Common peroneal nerve.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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