palmar branch of anterior interosseous nerve

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palmar branch of anterior interosseous nerve

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branch of median nerve arising proximal to flexor retinaculum and running superficially to it to supply skin of proximal central palm and thenar eminence. Because it does not traverse the carpal tunnel, it is not affected by carpal tunnel syndrome, even though it supplies skin distal to carpal tunnel.
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Sigmoid incision with 6cm length on palmar surface of wrist, after skin and subcutaneous tissue was cut-off, free skin flap about 2.5cm bilaterally, avoiding injury to the superficial palmar branch of median nerve was formed.