Patellar plexus

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Patellar plexus
Cutaneous nerves of the right lower extremity. Front and posterior views. (Patellar plexus visible but not labeled.)
Latin Plexus Patellaris
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

It is a plexus of fine nerves situated in front of the patella, the ligamentum patellae and the upper end of the tibia. It is formed by contribution from the following:

1)The anterior division of lateral cutaneous nerve

2)The intermediate cutaneous nerve

3)The anterior division of the medial cutaneous nerve

4)The infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)