Upper subscapular nerve
|Nerve: Upper subscapular nerve|
|Plan of brachial plexus. (Label for upper subscapular nerve at bottom center.)|
|Gray's||subject #210 934|
The upper subscapular (short subscapular, superior subscapular) enters the upper part of the Subscapularis, and is frequently represented by two branches. It is derived from C5, C6 nerve fibers, and branches from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus.
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Nerves of upper limbs (primarily): the brachial plexus (C5-T1)
|Supraclavicular||root (dorsal scapular, long thoracic) - upper trunk (suprascapular, to the subclavius)|
|Infraclavicular: lateral cord||lateral pectoral median/lateral root: anterior interosseous - palmar - recurrent - common palmar digital (proper palmar digital)|
|Infraclavicular: medial cord||medial pectoral median/medial root: see above|
|Infraclavicular: posterior cord||subscapular (upper, lower) • thoracodorsal radial: muscular - cutaneous (posterior of arm, inferior lateral of arm, posterior of forearm) - superficial (dorsal digital nerves) - deep (posterior interosseous)|
|Other||cutaneous innervation of the upper limbs|
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