Common Peroneal Nerve
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|Common Peroneal Nerve|
|Synonym||Common fibular nerve|
|Nerve Type||Mixed nerve|
|Origin||One of the two branches of the sciatic nerve, L4-S2|
|Course||To the lateral compartment of the leg|
|Major Branches||Deep Peroneal Nerve, Superficial Peroneal Nerve|
|Motor innervation||Short head of biceps femoris|
|Conditions||Cutaneous innervation of the posterolateral leg|
The common peroneal nerve, also known as the common fibular nerve, forms the lateral part of the sciatic nerve.
A high lesion results in
- Loss of extension of toes and foot (foot drop)
- Loss of sensation of the lateral lower leg and upper foot