Superficial fibular nerve  
 
anterior view
 
 
  • The superficial fibular nerve arises from the common fibular nerve near the neck of the fibula.

  • The superficial fibular nerve travels in the lateral compartment of the leg.

  • The superficial fibular nerve provides motor innervation to the muscles of the lateral compartment of the leg (muscles that evert the foot).

  • The superficial fibular nerve provides sensory innervation to the anterolateral aspect of the leg (the distal half) and the dorsum of the foot (the exception is the webspace between the hallux and second digit).

  • Injury to the superficial fibular nerve typically produces loss of eversion of the foot, and sensory loss over the territories described above.