Anomolous path taken by branch of medial gastrocnemius nerve

Robert Foehring, G. W. Sypert, J. B. Munson

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Abstract

An anomolous branch of the cat medial gastrocnemius nerve was found to travel with the combined lateral gastrocnemius and soleus nerves in the popliteal fossa before innervating muscle fibers in the medial gastrocnemius. The innervation pattern was confirmed by EMG recording, elicitation of contraction in the medial gastrocnemius by stimulating the branch, isolation of a single motor unit innervating the medial gastrocnemius whose axon traveled in the branch, and glycogen depletion of medial gastrocnemius muscle fibers by stimulating the branch. Awareness of such anatomic variation is important, for exmple, in interpreting studies of synaptic connections and of mechanical properties during reinnervation of muscle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)440-444
Number of pages5
JournalExperimental Neurology
Volume92
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Anatomic Variation
Muscles
Glycogen
Axons
Skeletal Muscle
Cats

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  • Neurology

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Anomolous path taken by branch of medial gastrocnemius nerve. / Foehring, Robert; Sypert, G. W.; Munson, J. B.

In: Experimental Neurology, Vol. 92, No. 2, 01.01.1986, p. 440-444.

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Foehring, Robert ; Sypert, G. W. ; Munson, J. B. / Anomolous path taken by branch of medial gastrocnemius nerve. In: Experimental Neurology. 1986 ; Vol. 92, No. 2. pp. 440-444.
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