Intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve

The intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve is a term for the peroneal nerve's terminal and lateral branch. The peroneal nerve is also known commonly by the name superficial fibular nerve. The cutaneous nerve functions in order to supply the dorsal digital nerves and the foot dorsum to the toes, with the exception of sections of both the big and second toes). The nerve travels through the dorsum's lateral side, and at one point splits up into digital branches. The dorsal branches supply to the common borders of the third, fourth and fifth toes. The nerve also provides for the lateral areas of both the foot and ankle. It is capable of partaking in communication with the sural nerve. The sural nerve is also called by the name "short saphenous nerve." The intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve is also called the external dorsal cutaneous branch. The nerve is situated near a variety of different nerves, such as the saphenous nerve, the internal and external plantar nerve's branches and the sural nerve.
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