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Sural Nerve

  • Alaa Abd-ElsayedEmail author
  • Kirstin Weider
  • James E. Eubanks


The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve that supplies sensation to the dorsal lateral foot, lower ankle, heel, and lower posterior/lateral leg. The sural nerve is formed from branches of the fibular and tibial nerves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alaa Abd-Elsayed
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kirstin Weider
    • 2
  • James E. Eubanks
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Michigan State University College of Osteopathic MedicineDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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