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Medical Term:

saphenous nerve


a branch of the femoral, extending from the femoral triangle to the foot, becoming subcutaneous on the medial side of the knee; it supplies cutaneous branches to the skin of the leg and foot, by way of infrapatellar and medial crural branches.

Synonym(s): nervus saphenusTA, internal saphenous nerve, long saphenous nerve

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