cutaneous knee cap nerve connections

Brian Sandle bsandle at southern.co.nz
Mon Jul 14 19:44:36 EST 1997

Gray's Anatomy shows the internal middle and external cutaneous nerves 
down the thigh appear to touch at the endings from them over the knee 
cap. I presume they do not.

The internal cutaneous nerve appears thicker. Does that supply the knee 
cap skin more than the others? Would it be preferable when opening the 
knee for knee cap surgery to take the cut more around the outer 
circumference of the knee cap? Perhaps some small artery re-joining 
might be needed to keep blood supply.

Brian Sandle

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