Sciatic Nerve Gluteal Region

Gluteal Region: Typically the sciatic nerve will follow the belly of the piriformis muscle laterally to about its mid-point before it exits at the inferior border of the piriformis muscle. At this point, the nerve is covered by the gluteus maximus and is about as wide...

Superficial Fibular Nerve Pearls

Anatomy Pearls Easy to palpate as it splits from the common fibular nerve at the posterior aspect of the fibular head. Easy to palpate and visualize at the anterior ankle/foot where it is superficial. Clinical Pearls May become entrapped as it exits through a hiatus...

Deep Fibular Nerve Pearls

Anatomy Pearls Easy to palpate at the anterior aspect of the ankle where the nerve resides between the tendons for the tibialis anterior and the extensor hallucis longus.   Clinical Pearls Damage to the deep branch of fibular nerve causes foot drop Subject to...

Common Fibular Nerve Pearls

Anatomy Pearls Easy to palpate at the long head of biceps femoris tendon and at the posterior aspect of the fibular...

Plantar Nerve Pearls

Anatomy Pearls The medial plantar nerve resides in a valley on the medial plantar aspect of the foot created by the abductor hallucis and the flexor digitorum brevis muscles. It branches from there to the medial 3 digits and medial half of the 4th digit. The lateral...