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Dorsal cutaneous innervation of the hand with respect to anatomical landmarks: is there a safe zone?
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PMID:  23145760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed to define the borders of the triangular area between the radial and dorsal nerves on the dorsum of the hand and to determine its dimensions using measurements between anatomic landmarks.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We statistically analyzed the relation between the distance from Lister's tubercle to the blending point of the central branches of radial and ulnar nerves and the distance between styloids on 14 hands of seven adult human cadavers (5 males, 2 females). The distances of nerve branches to vertical lines drown distally from both styloid processes were also compared with interstyloid distances to help in presuming the course of these nerves.
RESULTS: No statistical constant correlation was determined between the measurements. Neither the height of the triangular area nor the courses of both nerves seemed to be quantitatively related to any measurements between the anatomical landmarks.
CONCLUSION: Variability in these measurements in our study indicates that there is no surgical safe zone on the dorsum of the hand.
Meriç Cırpar; Ali Fırat Esmer; Mehmet Türker; Mehmet Yalçınozan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eklem hastalıkları ve cerrahisi = Joint diseases & related surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1309-0313     ISO Abbreviation:  Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101265191     Medline TA:  Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty of Kırıkkale University, 71100 Kırıkkale, Turkey.
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