Skip to main content

Unfortunately we don't fully support your browser. If you have the option to, please upgrade to a newer version or use Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari 14 or newer. If you are unable to, and need support, please send us your feedback.

Elsevier
Publish with us
Muscular Branches of Sciatic Nerve (Right)
Nervous System

Muscular Branches of Sciatic Nerve (Right)

Rami musculares nervi ischiadici

Read more

Quick Facts

Origin: Sciatic nerve.

Course: Distributed to the hamstring muscles as it descends in the posterior compartment of the thigh.

Branches: None.

Supply: Hamstring muscles (semimembranosus, semitendinosus, biceps femoris, and adductor magnus muscles).

Complete Anatomy
The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform
Try it for Free

Origin

The sciatic nerve, a branch of the lumbosacral plexus, gives off muscular branches to the hamstring muscles as it descends in the posterior compartment of the thigh.

Course

Various muscular branches to the muscles in the posterior thigh are given off along the course of the descent of the sciatic nerve in the posterior compartment of the thigh.

Branches

There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The muscular branches of the sciatic nerve provide motor innervation to the hamstring muscles (semimembranosus, semitendinosus, biceps femoris, and adductor magnus muscles).

Learn more about this topic from other Elsevier products

Sciatic Nerve

ScienceDirect image

Sciatic nerve axotomy causes a 10-fold decrease in the levels of retrogradely transported NGF (Raivich et al., 1991), and artificial interruption of the supply of NGF induces axotomy-like alterations in gene expression in injured sensory or sympathetic neurons (Shadiack et al., 2001).

Explore on ScienceDirect(opens in new tab/window)

Complete Anatomy

The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform

Complete Anatomy