Conditions of the Arm

By Laura Hansell

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For the listed complications of a supracondylar fracture of the distal humerus, it says the ulnar nerve is most commonly damaged. Is this meant to be median nerve instead? It’s the anterior interosseous nerve that is most likely damaged which is...

For the listed complications of a supracondylar fracture of the distal humerus, it says the ulnar nerve is most commonly damaged. Is this meant to be median nerve instead? It’s the anterior interosseous nerve that is most likely damaged which is a branch of the median nerve.

I thought the ulnar nerve runs posterior to the medial epicondyle while the medial nerve is much closer in association with the supracondyles which is why I thought this.

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