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Fig. 5 | Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics

Fig. 5

From: Development and validation of a new method for locating patella sensory nerves for the treatment of inferior and superior knee pain

Fig. 5

Heat map of the occurrence of the branches of the femoral cutaneous nerve using the left leg where x = 0, y = 0 is the center of the patella. The x-axis represents the angle from the nerve branch to the vertical midline of the patella; the y-axis represents the percent distance of the nerve branch along the thigh; and the z-axis indicates the number of nerve branches occurring at each location. The majority of nerve locations determined using TENS occur at the light blue and green regions of the map. The dotted black line denotes the proposed treatment line

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