Superficial branch of lateral plantar nerve

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Superficial branch of lateral plantar nerve
The plantar nerves.
From lateral plantar nerve
Latin ramus superficialis nervi plantaris lateralis
TA A14.2.07.070
FMA 44763
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The superficial branch of the lateral plantar nerve splits into a proper and a common plantar digital nerve:

  • the lateral proper plantar digital nerve supplies the lateral side of the 5th digit and a branch for innervation of the Flexor digiti quinti brevis
  • the 4th common plantar digital nerve communicates with the third common plantar digital branch of the medial plantar nerve and divides into two proper digital nerves, which supply the adjoining sides of the fourth and fifth toes. The 4th common plantar digital nerve also has a branch that supplies the interosseus muscles of the 4th intermetatarsal space.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 963 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)