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The Journal of Community Health Management


Thenar muscles may not be involved in median nerve injury in arm


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Author Details: Suresh Kanta Rathee, Jyoti Rohilla, Shavi Garg, Shelja, Vishal Singla, Ashish Singla

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 97

Article End Page : 98


Abstract

Abnormal communication was seen between median nerve (MN) and musculocutaneous nerve (MCN) in a well-built 55 years male cadaver. Communicating fibers from MCN to MN were separated till their destination. It was observed that these fibers were supplying thenar muscles. In addition to this, fibers were supplying   cutaneous supply to index finger and thumb. So clinicians should be aware of such communications. Physiologists should also have knowledge about such communications as nerve conduction studied can show different results in cases with such anomalies.