Distal Saphenous Nerve Entrapment

  • Michael N. BrownEmail author
  • Beth S. Pearce
  • Helen W. Karl
  • Andrea M. Trescot


Entrapment of the distal saphenous nerve is the least common of the entrapment syndromes in the ankle and foot. However, the nerve can be injured by inappropriate footwear or as a complication of a variety of procedures.


Saphenous nerve Superficial saphenous nerve Lower leg pain Ankle pain 

Supplementary material

Video 59.1

Physical exam of the distal saphenous nerve (MOV 26410 kb)

Video 59.2

Landmark-guided injection of the distal saphenous nerve (MOV 20257 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael N. Brown
    • 1
    Email author
  • Beth S. Pearce
    • 2
  • Helen W. Karl
    • 3
  • Andrea M. Trescot
    • 4
  1. 1.Interventional Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine InstituteSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Flagler HospitalSt. AugustineUSA
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineUniversity of Washington, Seattle Children’s HospitalSeattleUSA
  4. 4.Pain and Headache CenterAnchorageUSA

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