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A 19-year-old female athlete presents to the clinic for an injury to the back of her leg. On examination, there is a bruise on the calf and the patient fails to walk on her tiptoe.

Which nerve is most likely injured?

A-Common fibular nerve

B-Superficial fibular nerve

C-Deep fibular nerve

D-Sural nerve

E-Tibial nerve




Answer:

Tibial nerve supplies the muscles in the calf, which have the main role in plantarflexion of the foot at the ankle. Tibial and tiptoe share the tips.

The correct answer is E