The relationship between different positions where the supinator (S) is dissected and the deep branch
of radial nerve (DBRN).
Radial artery usually begins in the cubital fossa about 1 cm below the bend of the elbow at the level of the neck of the radius just medial to the tendon of biceps brachii muscle, and terminates in the hand by forming the deep palmar arch after anastomosing with the deep branch
of the ulnar artery (1)
Hankins & Flemming (2005) described a classification for the variations of Kaplan's anomalies: type 1, communication with the ulnar trunk proximally to its division in superficial and deep branch
; type 2, proximal communication with the superficial branch; type 3, proximal communication with deep branch
; type 4, communication with proper digital nerve for the lateral side of little finger in the middle of hypothenar; type 5, communication with proper digital nerve for the lateral side of little finger close to proximal interphalangeal articulation; type 6, it passes to the lateral palmar side of little finger with no communication with ulnar nerve (Hankins & Flemming).
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.
The lateral plantar artery passes obliquely across the sole of the foot forming the plantar arterial arch that is completed by a deep branch
from the dorsalis pedis artery (Standring; Moore et al, 2010; Kelikian & Sarrafian, 2011).
Type A: The inferior deep branch
of ulnar artery anastomoses with the perforating artery of the 2nd interspace.
The third course, it passes in gluteal region and divides into superficial and deep branches
. In gluteal region, the superior gluteal artery gives superficial and deep branch
It terminated by dividing into a superficial and deep branch
at the level of lateral epicondyle.
Investigation of two possible compression sites of the deep branch
of the radial nerve and nerve supply of the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle.
(2003) observed bifurcation of brachial artery into a large superficial branch and a small deep branch
at the distal border of teres major muscle.
c) Riche-Cannieu communicating branch: Described in 1896, this branch establishes communication between the recurrent thenar motor branch of the median nerve and the deep branch
of the ulnar nerve.
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