Anatomic Overview 1 Brachial Plexus

The most common peripheral nerves or neural structures at risk for surgery-related injury in the upper extremity are the brachial plexus and the ulnar and median nerves, whereas in the lower extremity, the femoral, obturator, and peroneal nerves are at risk.

The brachial plexus (Fig. 1) is derived from the ventral rami of C5 through T1 and gives rise to most nerves supplying the arm. The plexus begins in the neck and proceeds into the axilla as it passes under the clavicle and over the first rib. The plexus can be divided into three different cords, but it is more important to understand that, from these cords, the terminal branches of the plexus become the radial, median, ulnar, mus-culocutaneous, and axillary nerves.

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