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Saphenous Nerve

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Monday, September 7 2009 by jdmiles

Last modified on Monday, September 7 2009.

Which of the following statements about the saphenous nerve is most accurate?

 
        A) The saphenous nerve supplies sensation to the medial aspect of the thigh
 
        B) The saphenous nerve is a mixed motor and sensory nerve
 
        C) The saphenous nerve is a motor nerve
 
        D) The saphenous nerve arises from the femoral nerve
 
        E) The saphenous nerve arises from the peroneal nerve
 

 


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This question was created on September 07, 2009 by jdmiles.
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A) The saphenous nerve supplies sensation to the medial aspect of the thigh

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The saphenous nerve supplies sensation to the medial aspect of the leg.  (See References)

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B) The saphenous nerve is a mixed motor and sensory nerve

This answer is incorrect.


The saphenous nerve is a sensory nerve, with no motor component.  (See References)

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C) The saphenous nerve is a motor nerve

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The saphenous nerve is a sensory nerve, with no motor component.  (See References)

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D) The saphenous nerve arises from the femoral nerve

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The saphenous nerve is a sensory nerve which arises from the femoral nerve. It supplies sensation to the medial aspect of the leg (in pink in the image below).
  (See References)

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E) The saphenous nerve arises from the peroneal nerve

This answer is incorrect.


The saphenous nerve arises from the femoral nerve.  (See References)

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References:

1. Guarantors of Brain. (2000). Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System, fourth Edition. W.B. Saunders, Edinburgh. (ISBN:0702025127)Advertising:
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Saphenous Nerve
Question ID: 090709143
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 09/07/2009
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