Applied Anatomy of Median and Ulnar Nerve Branches in Operations for Forearm Muscles Neurotization


To determine the potentialities of median nerve motor branches neurotization by the ulnar nerve and vice versa the anatomy of muscular branches of median and ulnar nerves in the forearm was studied in detail. Study was performed on 20 upper extremities from 10 adult cadavers. The number of branches, their length and precise place of divergence from the main trunk were assessed. It was stated that topographic anatomy of muscular branches of the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm was quite invariable. For neuratization from the median nerve the longest branches that passed to pronator teres muscles and superficial flexor muscle of fingers can be used; from the ulnar nerve - long branch to the ulnar flexor muscle of wrist.

About the authors

I. O Golubev

Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics named after N.N. Priorov,Moscow, Russia

S. A Zhuravlyov

Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics named after N.N. Priorov,Moscow, Russia



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