Common fibular nerve  
 
anterior view
 
 
  • The common fibular nerve is a component of the sciatic nerve. It is formed from the posterior divisions of the sacral plexus. In the past, common fibular nerve was called "common peroneal nerve".

  • The common fibular nerve travels around the neck of the fibula in a superficial position - here it is vulnerable to injury.

  • Near the neck of the fibula, the common fibular nerve divides into superficial and deep branches. Its motor and sensory innervation will be described in the context of these branches on the next two pages.