Ortho-Preferred

Lateral Cord



- Discussion:
    - arises from anterior division of upper (C5, C6) & middle trunks (C7);
    - lateral pectoral nerve
    - musculocutaneous nerve
    - lateral root of the median nerve : (FCR  & pronator teres) and (sensory fibers to the median nerve)
    - lateral cord branches into the musculocutaneous nerve & lateral roots of the median nerve;
    - injury to lateral cord impairs elbow flexion (musculocutaneous) and wrist flexion (lateral root of median nerve)



The lateral root of the ulnar nerve.



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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 3:57 pm