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Muscular Branches of Tibial Nerve (Left)
Nervous System

Muscular Branches of Tibial Nerve (Left)

Rami musculares nervi tibialis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Tibial nerve.

Course: Arise between the heads of the gastrocnemius muscle.

Branches: None.

Supply: Motor innervation to the muscles of the posterior compartment of the leg, including gastrocnemius, soleus, plantaris, popliteus, tibialis posterior, flexor digitorum longus, and flexor hallucis longus muscles.

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Origin

The muscular branches of the tibial nerve arise either independently or as a common trunk from the tibial nerve.

Course

The muscular branches of the tibial nerve descend in the posterior compartment of the leg to their designated muscle.

Branches

There are no named branches.

Supplied Structures

The muscular branches of the tibial nerve provide motor innervation to the gastrocnemius, soleus, plantaris, flexor digitorum longus, flexor hallucis longus, and tibialis posterior.

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Tibial Nerve

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A branch of the tibial nerve that descends between the heads of gastrocnemius to course laterally to lie between the lateral malleolus and the Achilles tendon at the level of the ankle.

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