What are the levels of the lumbar plexus?

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What are the levels of the lumbar plexus?

The plexus is formed by the anterior rami (divisions) of the lumbar spinal nerves L1, L2, L3 and L4. It also receives contributions from thoracic spinal nerve 12.

What is the lumbosacral plexus?

The lumbosacral plexus is a network of nerves derived from lumbar and sacral roots with each one of them dividing into anterior and posterior branches. The anterior branches supply the flexor muscles of thigh and leg and posterior branches supply the extensor and abductor muscles.

Is lumbosacral plexus same as sacral plexus?

The lumbosacral plexus is formed by the anterior rami of the nerves (spinal segments T12–S4) to supply the lower limbs. The lumbosacral plexus can be divided into the lumbar plexus, which innervates the ventral upper half, and the sacral plexus, which mainly innervates the dorsal side.

What are three branches of the lumbar plexus?

The lumbar plexus gives rise to several branches which supply various muscles and regions of the posterior abdominal wall and lower limb. These branches include the iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal, genitofemoral, lateral femoral cutaneous, femoral and obturator nerves.

What plexus is the sciatic nerve in?

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve of the sacral plexus, and it innervates almost the entire leg below the knee. The sciatic nerve passes from the pelvis through the sacrosciatic foramen between the ischial tuberosity and greater trochanter of the femur.

What is the function of sacral plexus?

The sacral plexus (plexus sacralis) is a nerve plexus that provides motor and sensory nerves for the posterior thigh, most of the lower leg, the entire foot, and part of the pelvis (see the following image). It is part of the larger lumbosacral plexus.

Is there a lumbar plexus?

The lumbar plexus is an essential collection of nerves that arise from mostly the lumbar spinal cord. The term plexus refers to a “web” of nerves that is created just lateral to where T12-L5 exit the spinal cord via intervertebral foramina.

What is the lumbar plexus formed by?

The lumbar plexus is a complex neural network formed by the lower thoracic and lumbar ventral nerve roots (T12 to L5) which supplies motor and sensory innervation to the lower limb and pelvic girdle.

Is the lumbosacral trunk part of the gluteal nerve?

The lumbosacral trunk (also called the furcal nerve) has an L4 component that joins the L5 nerve root to form the lumbosacral trunk. Superior gluteal nerve (L4, L5, S1) supplies motor innervation to the tensor fascia lata, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus muscles.

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