Which nerves are involved in nerve entrapment syndromes of the lower extremity?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Answer

Nerve entrapment syndromes of the lower extremity can involve the following nerves and branches thereof:

  • Iliohypogastric nerve
  • Ilioinguinal nerve
  • Genitofemoral nerve
  • Femoral nerve
  • Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve
  • Saphenous nerve
  • Obturator nerve
  • Common peroneal nerve
  • Superficial peroneal nerve
  • Deep peroneal nerve
  • Posterior tibial nerve
  • Plantar nerves
  • Digital nerves

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