Infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve
|Infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve|
Deep nerves of the front of the leg. (Patellar branch labeled at upper right.)
Cutaneous nerves of the right lower extremity. Front and posterior views. (Infrapatellar visible but not labeled.)
|Latin||ramus infrapatellaris nervi sapheni|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The saphenous nerve, located about the middle of the thigh, gives off a branch which joins the subsartorial plexus.
This nerve communicates above the knee with the anterior cutaneous branches of the femoral nerve; below the knee, with other branches of the saphenous; and, on the lateral side of the joint, with branches of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, forming a plexiform net-work, the plexus patellae.
The infrapatellar branch is occasionally small, and ends by joining the anterior cutaneous branches of the femoral, which supply its place in front of the knee.
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