The branching pattern and communications of the musculocutaneous nerve

A. Krishnamurthy, S. R. Nayak, L. Venkatraya Prabhu, R. P. Hegde, S. Surendran, M. Kumar, M. M. Pai

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Anatomical variations of peripheral nerves are important and can help explain otherwise incomprehensible clinical findings. A study of 26 right and 18 left formalin-preserved upper limbs identified the fact that the musculocutaneous nerve is subject to considerable anatomical variation, including communication with the median nerve. A study of its branching pattern made us aware of why debility after trauma to the lateral aspect of the upper arm may be more than expected, and this study considers the clinical and surgical importance of these variations of the musculocutaneous nerve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-562
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery: European Volume
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 10-2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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