articular branches


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ar·tic·u·lar branch·es

[TA]
branches distributed to joints. Almost any vessel related to a joint will supply articular rami. Most joints receive articular branches from the intramuscular branches of the motor nerves innervating the muscles crossing the joint (see Hilton law). At this printing, Terminologia Anatomica, however, specifically recognizes only the articular branches of (1) the descending genicular artery (ramus articulares arteriae descendentis genicularis [TA]); supplying the knee joint; (2) articular branches of mixed spinal nerves (rami cutanei nervi mixtus [TA]); and (3) the articular branch of the posterior branch of the obturator nerves (rami articulares ramorum posteriores nervus obturatorius [TA]) supplying the hip joint.

ar·tic·u·lar branch·es

(ahr-tikyū-lăr branchĕz) [TA]
Branches distributed to joints; most vessels related to a joint will supply articular rami.
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(40,47,48,56,57) In these situations, the currently described technical approaches would likely be adequate to denervate these varied articular branches, if these branches exit through the obturator foramen and course over the teardrop silhouette described above (the junction of the pubis and ischium on an anteroposterior x-ray).
There is considerably less ability to translate previous anatomic studies to develop a denervation protocol for other articular branches to the joints.
This guarantees blockade of the four terminal nerves and any articular branches that may arise along its course.