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
, the median nerve runs along the anterior branchial region to the carpal tunnel and finger
. 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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. Translated by christelle.b
Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:38 AM by christelle.b.