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Medial Calcaneal Branches of Tibial Nerve
Nervous System

Medial Calcaneal Branches of Tibial Nerve

Rami calcanei mediales nervus tibialis

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The tibial nerve gives off medial calcaneal branches as it passes behind the medial malleolus, beneath the flexor retinaculum.


The medial calcaneal branches of the tibial nerve pierce the flexor retinaculum and run to the plantar surface of the calcaneus.


There are no named branches.

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

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Tibial Nerve

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The tibial nerve is the medial terminal branch of the sciatic nerve originating at the lower third of the thigh or the cranial end of the popliteal fossa.

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