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Table 2 Findings of various distances from the tip of the fibular head (F), to the posterior border of the biceps femoris where the peroneal nerve crosses (B) and the posterior border of the fibular neck where the peroneal nerve crosses (N), and the area of the triangle FBN

From: A reproducible reference point for the common peroneal nerve during surgery at the posterolateral corner of the knee: a cadaveric study

 Degrees of knee flexionNo.Mean (95% CI)
Distance FN (mm)01219.8 (17.5–22.2)
301221.7 (19.3–24.1)
601222.7 (20.0–25.4)
901220.1 (18.3–21.8)
1201219.3 (17.0–21.5)
6020.7 (19.7–21.7)
Distance FB (mm)01257.9 (48.0–67.9)
301262.3 (55.0–69.7)
601259.5 (49.6–69.4)
901248.1 (40.5–55.7)
1201237.8 (31.0–44.7)
6053.1 (49.1–57.2)
Distance BN (mm)01272.8 (61.6–84.0)
301276.1 (67.9–84.4)
601269.2 (59.8–78.49)
901252.2 (46.0–58.5)
1201231.8 (27.2–36.4)
6060.4 (55.1–65.8)
Area FBN (mm2)010423.5 (252.9–594.1)
3012530.5 (407.1–653.8)
6012621.2 (468.4–774.1)
9012466.6 (362.3–570.8)
12012296.3 (229.8–362.8)
58469.1 (412.1–526.2)