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dc.contributor.authorBenham, Alex
dc.contributor.authorIntrowicz, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorWaterfield, Jackie
dc.contributor.authorSim, Julius
dc.contributor.authorDerricott, Hayley
dc.contributor.authorMahon, Mike
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:32:52Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:32:52Z
dc.date.issued2011-09-07
dc.identifierER5268
dc.identifier.citationBenham, A., Introwicz, B., Waterfield, J., Sim, J., Derricott, H. & Mahon, M. (2012) Intra-individual variations in the bifurcation of the radial nerve and the length of the posterior interosseous nerve. Manual Therapy, 17(1), pp. 22-26.
dc.identifier.issn1356689X
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2011.07.009
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/5268
dc.description.abstractAnatomical literature on the radial nerve predominantly features inter-individual variations, with comparatively few studies investigating intra-individual variations. The radial nerve has a complex and variable course, particularly in relation to the location at which the nerve bifurcates to form the superficial branch of the radial nerve and the posterior interosseous nerve. Variations of the radial nerve may change the way the nerve and its branches, their blood supply and nerve transmission respond to forces. This study investigated the presence of intra-individual differences in the bifurcation point of the radial nerve and the length of the posterior interosseous nerve from the bifurcation to the radial tunnel. Eighteen embalmed human cadavers were dissected to reveal the radial nerve. Measurements were taken from the level of the lateral humeral epicondyle to the bifurcation of the radial nerve, and from the bifurcation to the radial tunnel. All cadavers presented with intra-individual variations between the left and right limbs. Significant differences were found between the left and right limbs for the measurement from the lateral humeral epicondyle to the bifurcation (median difference _ 18.0 mm; p _ 0.016) but not for the measurement from the bifurcation to the radial tunnel (median difference _ 7.0 mm; p _ 0.396). In conclusion, the location of the radial nerve bifurcation is subject to both intra- and inter-individual variations. Its specific relationship to the lateral humeral epicondyle also varies, occurring both distal and proximal to the level of the epicondyle. Clinical implications of these findings warrant further investigation.
dc.format.extent22-26
dc.relation.ispartofManual Therapy
dc.titleIntra-individual variations in the bifurcation of the radial nerve and the length of the posterior interosseous nerve
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dc.description.volume17
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2011.07.009
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dc.description.eprintid5268
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refterms.dateAccepted2011-07-28
refterms.dateFCD2018-03-22
qmu.authorWaterfield, Jackie
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