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Common Peroneal Nerve

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2015

The common peroneal nerve is one of two major branches of the sciatic nerves within the buttocks and into the thighs, along with the tibial nerves. The many branches of these nerves supply nerve impulses to and from the muscles and skin in the hip joints and thighs, the lower legs, feet and most of the skin below the knee.