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Lateral Calcaneal Branches of Sural Nerve (Left)
Nervous System

Lateral Calcaneal Branches of Sural Nerve (Left)

Rami calcanei laterales nervus suralis

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The sural nerve gives off lateral calcaneal branches as it passes behind the lateral malleolar region to enter the foot.


The lateral calcaneal branches pass posteriorly and inferiorly towards the posterolateral surface of the heel.


There are no named branches.

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The lateral calcaneal branches provide sensory innervation to the skin of the lateral side of the heel.

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Sural Nerve

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The sural nerve (sensory only) has contributions from both the medial (tibial nerve) and the lateral (common peroneal nerve) sural cutaneous nerves.

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