Anterior branch of obturator nerve

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Anterior branch of obturator nerve
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Nerves of the right leg seen from the front
Details
Latin Ramus anterior nervi obturatorii
From
Obturator nerve
Identifiers
Gray's p.954
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12688785
TA A14.2.07.013
FMA 45306
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The anterior branch of the obturator nerve is a branch of the obturator nerve found in the pelvis and leg.

It 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.

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.

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.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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