superficial branch of radial nerve


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su·per·fi·cial branch of ra·di·al nerve

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl branch rā'dē-ăl nĕrv)
Cutaneous terminal branch (with deep branch) that runs under cover of brachioradialis muscle to wrist, then supplies skin of proximal portion of the dorsal aspects of thumb, index, middle, and lateral half of ring fingers and proximal portion of dorsum of hand.
Synonym(s): ramus superficialis nervi radialis.
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1= tendon of abductor pollicis longus muscle; 2= tendon of extensor pollicis brevis muscle; 3= tendon of extensor pollicis longus muscle; 4= cephalic vein; 5= terminal branches of the superficial branch of radial nerve; 6= radial artery; 7= superficial branch of radial nerve; 8= retinaculum of extensor muscles; 9= tendon of extensor carpi radialis longus muscle; 10= tendon of extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle.
There was associated slight crepitation with involvement of superficial branch of radial nerve. Hence the result was rated as poor.
The musculocutaneous nerve communicates, in almost all the path, with superficial branch of radial nerve. In the distal segment of the arm, this nerve presents a branch connecting it to median nerve too (Prives et al, 1971).

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