Identification of the Musculocutaneous Nerve




- Discussion:
    - before retractors are placed beneath coracoid process palpate for musculocutaneous nerve as it enters conjoined tendon;
    - nerve lies on deep surface of coracoid muscles;
    - most often nerve enters coracobrachialis and biceps from medial aspect about 5 cm distal to tip of coracoid process;
           - however, several branches may be more proximal than this, thus making nerve is vulnerable to retractors placed under coracoid

     



The Anatomic Relationship of the Brachial Plexus and Axillary Artery to the Glenoid.  Implications for Anterior Shoulder Surgery



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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, July 2, 2012 7:29 pm