Subscapular Nerve



- See: brachial plexus

- Discussion:
    - subscapular and thoracodorsal nerves arise from posterior cord of brachial plexus
           while this is on costal surface of subscapularis;
    - both subscapular nerves usually receive fibers from C5 and C6;
    - upper subscapular nerve passes directly into the upper part of subscapularis muscle;
    - lower subscapular nerve divides into 2 branches;
           - one enters the lower part of the subscapularis muscle and the other continues to teres major



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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, December 8, 2011 2:44 pm