Medical Definition of Nervus peroneus communis

1. One of the terminal divisions of the sciatic nerve, diverging from the tibial nerve at the upper end of the popliteal fossa, then coursing with the biceps tendon along the lateral portion of the popliteal space to wind around the neck of the fibula where it divides into the superficial and deep peroneal nerves. The common peroneal nerve, or its deep branch, is the most commonly injured nerve, being located in a lateral subcutaneous position at the fibular neck; a lesion causes a loss of ability to dorsiflex the foot ("foot drop"). Synonym: nervus fibularis communis, nervus peroneus communis, common fibular nerve, lateral popliteal nerve. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervus Peroneus Communis

nervus musculocutaneus
nervus mylohyoideus
nervus nasociliaris
nervus nasopalatinus
nervus obturatorius
nervus occipitalis major
nervus occipitalis minor
nervus occipitalis tertius
nervus octavus
nervus oculomotorius
nervus ophthalmicus
nervus opticus
nervus palatinus major
nervus pectoralis lateralis
nervus pectoralis medialis
nervus peroneus communis (current term)
nervus peroneus profundus
nervus peroneus superficialis
nervus petrosus major
nervus petrosus minor
nervus petrosus profundus
nervus phrenicus
nervus plantaris lateralis
nervus plantaris medialis
nervus presacralis
nervus pterygoideus
nervus radialis
nervus saccularis
nervus saphenus

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