Saphenous Nerve Conduction in Healthy Subjects

Itaru Kimura, D. Ram Ayyar, James C. McVeety

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Saphenous nerve conduction was studied in 40 healthy subjects utilizing a slight modification of the method described by Wainapel et al. The mean values obtained were as follows: distal sensory latency, 2.9±0.3 msec for 10 cm distance; conduction velocity, 46.6±3.5 m/sec; and amplitude of sensory nerve action potential, 10.7±4.3 μV. The technique should be useful in the electrodiagnostic differentiation between lumbar root (L3, L4) lesions and postganglionic lesions such as lumbar plexus and femoral nerve lesions and entrapment neuropathy of the saphenous nerve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalThe Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1983

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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