Medial calcaneal branches of the tibial nerve

Medial calcaneal branches of the tibial nerve
Diagram of the segmental distribution of the cutaneous nerves of the sole of the foot.
Nerves of the right lower extremity Posterior view. (medial calcaneal labeled at bottom left.) Diagram of the segmental distribution of the cutaneous nerves of the sole of the foot.
Details
Fromtibial nerve
Identifiers
Latinrami calcanei mediales nervi tibialis
TA98A14.2.07.065
TA26589
FMA44710
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The medial calcaneal branches of the tibial nerve (internal calcaneal branches) perforate the laciniate ligament, and supply the skin of the heel and medial side of the sole of the foot.

Structure

The medial calcaneal nerve originates either from the tibial nerve or the lateral plantar nerve. It splits into two cutaneous branches.

Function

The medial calcaneal nerve provides sensory innervation to the medial side of the heel.

See also



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