CHAPTER 10. : The Leg And Dorsum Of The Foot

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Tibial nerve


The continuation of sciatic nerve (L4-S3 )




  • Runs over popliteus

  • Passes through soleal arc

  • Runs between superficial and deep layers of muscles

  • Passes behind flexor retinaculum

(note the tibial nerve [1.] lateral to the posterior tibial arch [2.] passing through the soleal arch )






it supplies:

  • Hamstrings
  • Knee joint
  • Back of the leg
  • Calf and flexor muscles of the leg
  • Muscles and skin, plantar foot



how would you test for the integrity of the tibial nerve ?