The details of radial nerve anatomy at the level of humerus

Золотова Ю.А.


While 20 anatomical objects were studied, the location of radial nerve was determined with respect to the middle of humeral back surface, clavicular acromial process, olecranon. The point of radial nerve intersection with humeral axis was 1,5±0,5 cm (0,5-2 cm) proximal with respect to the middle of humerus, thereby dividing «acromion – olecranon» distance into 2 parts, amounting to 45,6% and 54,4% of conventional humeral length, respectively. The data obtained can be used for radial nerve identification during surgical interventions and different manipulations in the humerus.


humerus, radial nerve, topography


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