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Case Files Anatomy (3rd Edition) by Eugene Toy, Lawrence Ross, Cristo Papasakelariou, Hang Zhang

By Eugene Toy, Lawrence Ross, Cristo Papasakelariou, Hang Zhang

Examine ANATOMY within the CONTEXT OF REAL-LIFE sufferers and get ready FOR THE forums

Experience with medical situations is crucial to excelling at the USMLE Step 1 and shelf assessments, and eventually to offering sufferers with powerfuble scientific care. Case records: Anatomy offers fifty eight true-to-life situations that illustrate crucial options during this box. each one case contains an easy-tounderstand dialogue correlated to crucial simple technology techniques, definitions of keywords, anatomy pearls, and USMLE-style evaluate questions.

With Case documents, you'll research rather than memorize.
• research from fifty eight high-yield circumstances, every one with board-style questions and key-point pearls
• grasp complicated strategies via transparent and concise discussions
• perform with evaluate inquiries to strengthen learning
• Polish your method of scientific problem-solving
• excellent for clinical, dental, and medical professional assistant scholars getting ready for gross anatomy direction assessments and the Boards

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Be able to describe the skin areas supplied by the median nerve in the hand 4. indd 30 8/14/14 12:15 PM SECTION II: Clinical Cases 31 Definitions NEUROPATHY: Any disease or disorder of the peripheral nervous system CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: Entrapment of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel, resulting in pain, sensory paresthesia, and muscle weakness MUSCLE ATROPHY: Wasting of muscle tissue, often the result of disuse secondary to interference with its motor innervation DISCUSSION The carpal tunnel is formed posteriorly by the concave surfaces of the carpal bones (see Case 3 for their anatomic arrangement).

Injury to the musculocutaneous nerve will result in loss or weakness of flexion at the elbow due to paralysis of the biceps brachii and brachialis muscles. 3 E. The C8 and T1 portions of the lower brachial plexus make up the majority of the ulnar nerve. ANATOMY PEARLS CC Widening of the angle between the neck and shoulder may stretch the C5 and C6 roots and/or superior trunk, thereby damaging the axillary, musculocutaneous, and suprascapular nerves. CC An upper plexus injury results in Erb palsy (or Duchenne-Erb paralysis), which is characterized by an adducted and medially rotated arm, extended elbow, and pronated hand (waiter’s tip sign).

The sensory loss on the dorsum of the hand and digits reflects the distal cutaneous distribution of the radial nerve. The triceps muscle (extensor of the elbow) is typically spared; however, fracture-related pain will usually prevent the patient from moving the limb. The deep brachial artery has the same path as the radial nerve in the radial groove and has a similar risk for injury. APPROACH TO: The Radial Nerve Objectives 1. Be able to describe the origin, course, muscles innervated, and distal cutaneous regions supplied by the radial nerve 2.

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