Conduction studies of the saphenous nerve in healthy subjects

S. F. Wainapel, D. J. Kim, A. Ebel

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An easily performed and reproducible method is described for the antidromic determination of conduction velocity in the saphenous nerve. Eighty nerves were studied in 40 healthy subjects and the mean values obtained were as follows: latency 3.6±0.4 msec, conduction velocity 41.7±3.4 m/sec, amplitude 9.0 μV. This new technique should be useful in the electrodiagnostic evaluation of peripheral neuropathy, femoral neuropathy and saphenous nerve entrapment syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-319
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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