Palmar Nerve - pelvis through the lesser sciatic foramen It splits into two terminal branches as it approaches the urogenital diaphragm(which fills

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Palmar Nerve The palmar nerve is a division of the ulnar nerve that supplies the sides of the digits Posterior Femoral Cutaneous Nerve The posterior femoral cutaneous nerve (small sciatic nerve) is distributed to the skin of the perineum and the back surface of the thigh and leg. It stems from the sacrum and leaves the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen (opening in the bone). It accompanies the inferior gluteal artery to the gluteus maximus (large muscle in the buttocks) and runs down the outer thigh and deep into the tissue at the back of the knee. It accompanies the small saphenous vein to the middle of the back of the leg. Pudendal Nerve The pudendal nerve arises from the sacrum and leaves the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen (opening through the bone). It then crosses the spine of the ischium and reenters the
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Unformatted text preview: pelvis through the lesser sciatic foramen. It splits into two terminal branches as it approaches the urogenital diaphragm (which fills the space within the pubic arch). Saphenous Nerve The saphenous nerve is the largest and longest branch of the femoral nerve; it supplies the skin on the inside of the leg. Sciatic Nerves The sciatic nerves are branches of the lumbar nerves and are the largest and longest nerves in the body. They descend into the buttock and into the thighs, where they divide into the "tibial" and "common peroneal" nerves. The many branches of these nerves supply nerve impulses to and from the muscles and skin in the hip joints and thighs, the lower legs, feet and most of the skin below the knee...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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