The saphenous nerve is the nerve branching off from the larger femoral nerve, and which transmits sensation on the inner aspect of the leg. 

skin sensation distribution of saphenous nerve
Distribution of sensation relating to the saphenous nerve.


Infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve

An important branch of the saphenous nerve relating to the knee is the infrapatellar branch which transmits sensation at the inner aspect and lower pole of the patella, and which is quite often damaged during surgery.


Pain syndromes related to the patella

A syndrome is a collection of signs and symptoms that tend to occur together.

A discussion of the pros and cons of adductor canal block as compared to femoral nerve block.



Saphenous neuroma

Saphenous Nerve Entrapment

Meniscal repair - saphenous nerve


Entrapment of the saphenous nerve at the adductor canal affecting the infrapatellar branch – a report on two cases. Porr J, Chrobak K and Muir B. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2013 Dec; 57(4): 341–349.

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