Recurrent branch of the median nerve

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Nerve: Recurrent branch of the median nerve
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Superficial palmar nerves. (Recurrent branch labeled at center left as "Muscle to abductor, opponens, and flexor pollics brevis".)
Gray's subject #210 938
From median nerve

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Overview

The recurrent branch of the median nerve is the branch of the median nerve which supplies the thenar muscles.[1]

It usually passes distal to the transverse carpal ligament.[2]

It ends in the opponens pollicis.[3]

References

  1. Median nerve
  2. Kozin SH (1998). "The anatomy of the recurrent branch of the median nerve". J Hand Surg [Am]. 23 (5): 852–8. PMID 9763261.
  3. Ellis, Harold; Susan Standring; Gray, Henry David (2005). Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. p. 728. ISBN 0-443-07168-3.

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