Infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve
|Nerve: Infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve|
|Deep nerves of the front of the leg. (Patellar branch labeled at upper right.)|
|Cutaneous nerves of the right lower extremity. Front and posterior views. (Infrapatellar visible but not labeled.)|
|Latin||ramus infrapatellaris nervi sapheni|
|Gray's||subject #212 956|
The infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve is a nerve of the lower limb.
The saphenous nerve, about the middle of the thigh, gives off a branch which joins the subsartorial plexus.
This nerve communicates above the knee with the anterior cutaneous branches of the femoral nerve; below the knee, with other branches of the saphenous; and, on the lateral side of the joint, with branches of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, forming a plexiform net-work, the plexus patellae.
The infrapatellar branch is occasionally small, and ends by joining the anterior cutaneous branches of the femoral, which supply its place in front of the knee.
- Ebraheim NA, Mekhail AO (1997). "The infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve: an anatomic study". J Orthop Trauma. 11 (3): 195–9. PMID 9181503.
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