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Encyclopedia > Anterior branch of obturator nerve
Nerve: Anterior branch of obturator nerve
Nerves of the right lower extremity. Front view.
Latin ramus anterior nervi obturatorii
Gray's subject #212 954
From obturator nerve
Dorlands/Elsevier r_02/12688785

The anterior branch of the obturator nerve leaves the pelvis in front of the Obturator externus and descends in front of the Adductor brevis, and behind the Pectineus and Adductor longus; at the lower border of the latter muscle it communicates with the anterior cutaneous and saphenous branches of the femoral nerve, forming a kind of plexus. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (380x1000, 106 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Wikipedia:Grays Anatomy images with missing articles 17 Femoral nerve List of images in Grays Anatomy: IX. Neurology Obturator nerve ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The Obturator Nerve arises from the ventral divisions of the second, third, and fourth lumbar nerves; the branch from the third is the largest, while that from the second is often very small. ... Elseviers logo. ... The Adductor brevis muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The pectineus muscle is a muscle in the inner thigh, by the femur. ... The Adductor longus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Femoral Nerve supplies innervation the anterior portion of the leg. ... PLEXUS (Physics Learning EXperience Using Software) is a name of project that was started by Vibor Cipan, physics student form Croatia and it is based on utilization of usage of computer technology to enhance learning of physics. ...


It then descends upon the femoral artery, to which it is finally distributed. Near the obturator foramen the nerve gives off an articular branch to the hip joint. Femoral artery and its major branches - right thigh, anterior view. ... Bones of the Hip In anatomy, the hip is the bony projection of the femur, known as the greater trochanter, and the overlying muscle and fat. ...


Behind the Pectineus, it distributes branches to the Adductor longus and Gracilis, and usually to the Adductor brevis, and in rare cases to the Pectineus; it receives a communicating branch from the accessory obturator nerve when that nerve is present. The pectineus muscle is a muscle in the inner thigh, by the femur. ... The Adductor longus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Gracilis muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Adductor brevis muscle is a muscle of the human body. ...


Occasionally the communicating branch to the anterior cutaneous and saphenous branches of the femoral is continued down, as a cutaneous branch, to the thigh and leg.


When this is so, it emerges from beneath the lower border of the Adductor longus, descends along the posterior margin of the Sartorius to the medial side of the knee, where it pierces the deep fascia, communicates with the saphenous nerve, and is distributed to the skin of the tibial side of the leg as low down as its middle. For the muscle, see sartorius muscle. ... The Saphenous Nerve (long or internal saphenous nerve) is the largest cutaneous branch of the femoral nerve. ...


This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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