Cadaveric Study on the Anatomical Variations of the Sciatic Nerve
Volume 7 ; Issue 1 ; in Month : Jan-June (2023) Article No : 137
Anithamol KT, Pusthela Arun Raj*, and Karthik KA
A cadaveric study on the anatomical variations of the sciatic nerve involves the examination and analysis of the sciatic nerve in human cadavers to understand the variations in its anatomical structure and distribution. The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the human body, arising from the lumbosacral plexus in the lower back and extending down through the buttocks and the back of the thigh, eventually branching out into the tibial and common fibular nerves.
Cadaveric studies are an essential part of medical research, especially in anatomy and surgical disciplines. These studies provide detailed insights into the human body's structures and variations that might not be adequately represented in textbooks or imaging studies. By examining cadavers, researchers can observe the sciatic nerve's different courses, branching patterns, and relationships to surrounding anatomical structures. The current work aims to study the anatomical variations in branching pattern and division of sciatic nerve, to know the variations of sciatic nerve by observing and dissecting the formalin fixed lower limbs and to document the different variations of the division of the sciatic nerve for any surgical and diagnostic inventions.
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