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The significance of tibial and common peroneal nerves in nerve blocks.
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PMID:  23015289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to elucidate the anatomical location of tibial nerve (TN) and common peroneal nerve (CPN) in the popliteal crease for specific nerve block. METHODS: Fifty fresh specimens from 27 adult Korean cadavers (16 males and 11 females, age 35-87 years) were investigated. Five of the 27 cadavers were used to determine the depths of nerves in cross-section. RESULTS: Tibial nerve was located 50 % from the most lateral point of the popliteal crease and 1.4-cm deep to the surface. In 20 % of the 50 specimens, the medial sural cutaneous nerve branched out below or at the popliteal crease, whereas the CPN was located at 26 % from the most lateral point of the popliteal crease and 0.7-cm deep from the surface. Furthermore, in 6 % of specimens the lateral sural cutaneous nerve branched out below or at the popliteal crease. CONCLUSION: The results concerning the location of the TN and CPN at the popliteal crease offer a good guide to optimal nerve block.
Je-Hun Lee; Be-Na Lee; Michael Y Lee; Xiaochun An; Seung-Ho Han
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1279-8517     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Radiol Anat     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8608029     Medline TA:  Surg Radiol Anat     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, The Konyang University of Korea, Daejeon, Korea.
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