A Cadaveric Study of Sciatic Nerve and It’s Level of Bifurcation 1502-1504
Muthu Kumar T.
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy,
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute,
Porur, Chennai. Tamilnadu, India.
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Sciatic nerve, the thickest nerve in the body, formed in the pelvis, emerges through greater sciatic foramen to enter the gluteal region, then the nerve passes on the back of thigh to reach the superior angle of popliteal fossa and bifurcates into tibial and common peroneal nerves. But the level of bifurcation varies. The assessment of level of bifurcartion of sciatic nerve were available minimal in the Indian literature. So this study was taken and it focus on the frequency of the level of bifurcation of sciatic nerve. For this 50 free lower limbs were dissected. The results were compared with previous reports.