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Radial nerve: muscles supplied (simplified)
"BEST muscles":
Brachioradialis
Extensors
Supinator
Triceps
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---Anonymous Contributor
 
Brachial plexus subunits
"Randy Travis Drinks Cold Beer":
Roots
Trunks
Divisions
Cords
Branches
· Alternatively: "Read The Damn Cadaver Book!"
· Alternatively: "Real Texans Drink Coors Beer".
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---Karl and Anonymous Contributor Boston U. School of Medicine and Not Specified
 
Median nerve: hand muscles innervated
"The LOAF muscles":
Lumbricals 1 and 2
Opponens pollicis
Abductor pollicis brevis
Flexor pollicis brevis
· Alternatively: LLOAF, with 2 L's, to recall there's 2 lumbricals.
· To remember that these are the Median nerve muscles, think "Meat LOAF".
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---Samuel Atom Baek Kim
 
Median nerve: recognizing it in an opened axilla
The Median nerve is the Middle of a giant capital "M" formed by the musculocutaneous and ulnar nerves.
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---Robert O'Connor University College Dublin
 
Dermatome C6 location
Stick arm out like crucifixion stance. Curl your thumb and forefinger into an "OK" symbol while keeping your other fingers straight.
Your hand should now look like a 6 shape.
So C6 dermatome is your thumb and top of arm (reason for crucifix stance).
· See diagram.
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Palmaris longus: location, relative to wrist nerves
"The Palmaris between two Palmars":
Palmaris longus is between the Palmar cutaneous branch of Ulnar nerve and Palmar cutaneous branch of Median nerve.
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---Robert O'Connor University College Dublin
 
Carpal tunnel syndrome causes
MEDIAN TRAP:
Myxoedema
Edema premenstrually
Diabetes
Idiopathic
Agromegaly
Neoplasm
Trauma
Rheumatoid arthritis
Amyloidosis
Pregnancy
· Mnemonic fits nicely since median nerve is trapped.
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Median and ulnar nerves: common features
Each supply 1/2 of flexor digitorum profundus.
Each supplies 2 lumbricals.
Each has a palmar cutaneous nerve that pops off prematurely.
Each supplies an eminence group of muscles [ulnar: hypothenar. median: thenar].
Each enters forearm through two heads [ulnar: heads of flexor carpi ulnaris. median: heads of pronator teres].
Each has no branches in upper arm.
Each makes two fingers claw when cut at wrist.
Each supplies a palmaris [median: palmaris longus. ulnar: palmaris brevis].
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---Robert O'Connor University College Dublin
 
Brachial plexus: branches of posterior cord
STAR:
Subscapular [upper and lower]
Thoracodorsal
Axillary
Radial
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---Zaineb Vakil Gulf Medical College Ajman
 
Brachial plexus organization
"The Castrated Dog Turns Rabid":
· From lateral to medial:
Terminal branches
Cords
Divisions
Trunks
Roots
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---Chip Louisiana State University Medical Center
 
 
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