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Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Posterior Femoral Cutaneous Nerve



- is derived from the Lumbrosacral Plexus
- arises from posterior branches of S1, S2 & anterior branches of S2, S3;
- travels thru greater sciatic foramen;
- accompanies Sciatic Nerve in gluteal region;
- continues downward in midline deep to the fascia lata, giving off branches that supply the skin of the posterior thigh.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:37 am