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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 is a cutaneous nerve formed by terminal branches from both the tibial (medial sural nerve) and common peroneal (lateral sural nerve) nerves that join together in the superficial aspect of the distal third of the leg.

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