deep branch of ulnar nerve


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deep branch of ul·nar nerve

(dēp branch ŭl'năr nĕrv)
Accompanies deep palmar branch of ulnar artery and deep palmar arch to supply wrist joint, lumbricals 3 and 4, palmar and dorsal interossei, adductor pollicis, and deep head of flexor pollicis brevis muscles.
Synonym(s): ramus profundus nervi ulnaris.
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In the present study, third lumbrical is supplied by deep branch of ulnar nerve in 34 specimens (85%), 6 specimens (15%) are supplied by median nerve.
20) Lowell AA observed arborization of the deep branch of ulnar nerve to third lumbrical within middle third.
In the present study, fourth lumbrical is supplied by deep branch of ulnar nerve in all the 40 specimens.
These three muscles are supplied by the deep branch of ulnar nerve.
All interossei are supplied by the deep branch of ulnar nerve (Bowen et al 2006).