Please confirm topic selection

Are you sure you want to trigger topic in your Anconeus AI algorithm?

Please confirm action

You are done for today with this topic.

Would you like to start learning session with this topic items scheduled for future?

Updated: Oct 19 2016

Long Thoracic Nerve

Anatomy of Long Thoracic Nerve
  • Innervation
    • serratus anterior 
  • Origin
    • long thoracic nerve is derived from ventral rami of C5, C6, C7  roots of brachial plexus 
      • C8 contribution in 8% of patients
  • Course
    • runs downward & pases anterior to scalenus posterior muscle 
    • courses distal and laterally deep to clavicle and superficial to first and second rib
    • runs inferior on chest wall along mid axillary line on the outer surface of the serratus anterior for a distance of 22 to 24 cm 
  • Terminal Branches
    • terminal branches are small branches of long thoracic nerve that penetrate into serratus anterior muscles 
Clinical Condition
  • Scapular Winging 
Private Note

Attach Treatment Poll
Treatment poll is required to gain more useful feedback from members.
Please enter Question Text
Please enter at least 2 unique options
Please enter at least 2 unique options
Please enter at least 2 unique options