Median nerve

February 2017


Definition

Sprouting from the axilla, the median nerve allows for the flexion and pronation of the hand. It is also involved in thumb and index finger movement. In its capacity as the sensorimotor nerve of the forearm and hand, the median nerve runs along the anterior branchial region to the carpal tunnel and finger flexor muscles. The median nerve is attached to the lateral and median plates of the C6, C7, C8, and T1 nerve roots. It can be affected by several types of pathologies, such as median peripheral neuropathy or carpal tunnel syndrome.

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