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The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, formed by nerve
roots coming out of the spinal cord in the lower back. The nerve first goes down through the buttock. Then its branches extend down the back of the leg to the
ankle and foot.
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
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