Anterior interosseous nerve
In the distal forearm, the nerve courses adjacent to the pronator quadratus muscle and terminates by giving off small terminal branches around the wrist joint.
The main function of the anterior interosseous nerve is to supply the muscles of the forearm including the:
- Flexor pollicis longus muscle
- Lateral aspect of the flexor digitorum profundus muscle
- Pronator quadratus muscle
English: Anterior interosseous nerve
Latin: Nervus interosseous anterior
|Definition||The anterior interosseous nerve is a posterior branch of the median nerve located in the forearm.|
|Innervation||Flexor pollicis longus muscle, flexor digitorum profundus, pronator quadratus muscle, distal radioulnar joint, radiocarpal joint and some intercarpal joints.|
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