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BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Jun 13;2017. pii: bcr-2017-220074. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-220074.

Aberrant course of superficial radial nerve in the forearm: an anatomical variation and its clinical implications.

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Department of Orthopaedics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

The superficial radial nerve (SRN) is the terminal pure sensory branch of the radial nerve supplying dorsal aspects of the proximal portion of the lateral three and a half digits including the lateral two-thirds of the dorsum of the hand. It transits from its submuscular position to a subcutaneous position by passing between the brachioradialis and extensor carpi radialis longus tendons around 7 to 9 cm proximal to the radial styloid. We present a case where this nerve instead of its normal forearm course, pierced the brachioradialis tendon to become subcutaneous.

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Medical education; Orthopaedic and trauma surgery; Orthopaedics

PMID:
28611137
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2017-220074

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Competing interests: None declared.

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