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Encyclopedia > Intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve
Nerve: Intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve
Nerves of the dorsum of the foot. (Intermediate dorsal cutaneous labeled at upper left.)
Latin nervus cutaneus dorsalis intermedius
Gray's subject #213 966
From superficial fibular nerve
Dorlands/Elsevier n_05/12565519

The intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve (external dorsal cutaneous branch), the smaller, passes along the lateral part of the dorsum of the foot, and divides into dorsal digital branches, which supply the contiguous sides of the third and fourth, and of the fourth and fifth toes. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The Superficial Fibular/Peroneal Nerve (musculocutaneous nerve of the leg) innervates the Peronei longus and brevis and the skin over the greater part of the dorsum of the foot. ... Elseviers logo. ...


It also supplies the skin of the lateral side of the foot and ankle, and communicates with the sural nerve. The sural nerve (short saphenous nerve), formed by the junction of the medial sural cutaneous with the peroneal anastomotic branch, passes downward near the lateral margin of the tendo calcaneus, lying close to the small saphenous vein, to the interval between the lateral malleolus and the calcaneus. ...


The branches of the superficial peroneal nerve supply the skin of the dorsal surfaces of all the toes excepting the lateral side of the little toe, and the adjoining sides of the great and second toes, the former being supplied by the lateral dorsal cutaneous nerve from the sural nerve, and the latter by the medial branch of the deep peroneal nerve.


Frequently some of the lateral branches of the superficial peroneal are absent, and their places are then taken by branches of the sural 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 As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated.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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