Flashcards in 12. Neurovascular pairing Deck (25)
Neurovascular pairing - naming
Nerves and arteries are frequently named together by the bones/regions with which they are
associated. The following are exceptions to this naming convention
Axilla/lateral thorax -neurovascular pairing - nerve and artery
Long thoracic n.
Lateral thoracic a.
Surgical neck of
humerus -neurovascular pairing - nerve and artery
Posterior circumflex a.
Midshaft of humerus -neurovascular pairing - nerve and artery
Deep brachial a.
cubital fossa -neurovascular pairing - nerve and artery
Popliteal fossa -neurovascular pairing - nerve and artery
Posterior to medial
malleolus -neurovascular pairing - nerve and artery
Posterior tibial a.
radial nerve in midshaft of humerus is passing through
the cubital fossa is a
triangular hollow area that lies in front of the elbow joint
the popliteal fossa
is a shallow depression located at the back of the knee joint ( ιγνυακός βόθρος )
medial malleolus is
the medial surface of the lower extremity of tibia is prolonged downward to form a strong pyramidal process
the lower extremity of the fibula ( pyramidal form )
malleolus in greek
tarsal tunnel is found
along the inner leg posterior to medial malleolus
tarsal tunnel is found
along the inner leg posterior to the medial malleolus
Lumbosarcal radiculopathy - intervertebral discs direction ( why )
herniate posterolaterally due to the thin posterior longitudinal ligament and thicker anterior longitudinal ligament along the midline of the vertebral bodies
site of intramascular injection
choose superolateral gluteal quardant to avoid nerve injury
superior gluteal nerve innervates
1. medius gluteous
2. minimus gluteus
3. tensor fascia latae
presentation of proximal tibial nerve injury
foot everted at rest with loss of inversion and plantar fexion
• A patient fractures the midshaft of his humerus and damages his radial nerve. What artery was likely injured?
Deep brachial artery
• A patient lacerates his posterior tibial artery by dropping a table saw. What nerve will be impaired?
Tibial nerve (L4–S3)
• The median nerve runs what artery, through which fossa?
The brachial artery, the distal humerus/cubital fossa
• Which nerve and artery would you expect to see injured with a fracture at the surgical neck of the humerus?
Axillary nerve, the posterior circumflex artery
• A man is struck from behind by a thrown javelin; it lands in his popliteal fossa. What major nerve and artery are at risk of being damaged?
Tibial nerve, popliteal artery