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Medial Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve


- Anatomy:
    - innervation: (C8, T1);
    - medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve descends in the arm anterior and medial to brachial artery;
    - at distal to mid forearm level, nerve emerges from under brachial fascia adjacent to basilic vein;
    - it innervates the skin of anterior & medial surfaces of forearm as far as wrist;
    - nerve divides into 1-3 branches above the elbow as it travels to the medial epicondyle and olecranon;
          - these nerve branches may pass either proximal or distal to the epicondyle;

- Graft Harvest:
    - MABC nerve can be used for nerve "cable" grafts (see nerve repair menu)
    - the anterior branch of this nerve is harvested 2 fingerbreadths anterior and distal to the medial epicondyle

         



Use of the anterior branch of the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve as a graft for the repair of defects of the digital nerve.

Surgical Anatomy of the Medial Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve.
 
Anatomic course of the medial cutaneous nerves of the arm.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 11:35 am