Lateral terminal branch of deep fibular nerve

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Nerve: Lateral terminal branch of deep fibular nerve
Nerves of the dorsum of the foot.
Deep nerves of the front of the leg.
Gray's subject #213 965
From deep fibular nerve
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The lateral terminal branch (external or tarsal branch) passes across the tarsus, beneath the extensor digitorum brevis, and, having become enlarged like the dorsal interosseous nerve at the ankle, supplies the extensor digitorum brevis.

From the enlargement three minute interosseous branches are given off, which supply the tarsal joints and the metatarsophalangeal joints of the second, third, and fourth toes.

The first of these sends a filament to the second interosseus dorsalis muscle.

It runs with the lateral tarsal artery.

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