Patellar plexus
Cutaneous nerves of the right lower extremity. Front and posterior views. (Patellar plexus visible but not labeled.)
Latinplexus patellaris
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The patellar plexus is a nerve plexus within the subcutaneous tissue overlying and surrounding the patella[1][2] and ligamentum patellae.[1] It is a fine network of communicating nerve fibres.[2]

It is formed by the anterior division of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, terminal branches of the intermediate femoral cutaneous nerve, terminal branches of the medial femoral cutaneous nerve, and the infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Sinnatamby, Chummy (2011). Last's Anatomy (12th ed.). Elsevier Australia. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-7295-3752-0.
  2. ^ a b c Standring, Susan (2020). Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice (42nd ed.). New York. p. 1396. ISBN 978-0-7020-7707-4. OCLC 1201341621.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)