Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3.1 (July 2017)

Page No.: 4092-4095

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.258


Channabasanagouda 1, Manjunath Halagatti *2.

1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Koppal Institute of Medical Sciences, Koppal, Karnataka, India.

*2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Koppal Institute of Medical Sciences, Koppal, Karnataka, India.

Address for communication:  Dr. Manjunath Halagatti, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy,  Koppal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangavathi Road, Koppal, Karnataka – 583231, India. Phone : 09742094893    E-Mail: drmanjunathhalagatti@gmail.com


Background: Pronator teres is one among the superficial muscles of the front of forearm, being supplied by the median nerve, this muscles bears a significant relation with the trunk of the nerve. There are variations in the number of branches to pronator teres and their level of origin.

Materials and Methods and Observations: In our study, done on 62 formalin fixed adult cadaveric upper limbs, we have identified 47 pronator teres muscles with one branch of median nerve, 13 muscles with 2 branches and 2 muscles with 3 branches. Out of 62 specimens, 54 had the nerve passing between the two heads of the muscle.

Conclusion: Number of branches of median nerve to the pronator teres muscle and their level of origin is  of significance for varoius surgical procedures involving this muscle. Relation of the median nerve to pronator teres muscle is to be analysed for diagnosis of entrapment neuropathies.

Key words: Median Nerve, Pronator Teres, Lateral Epicondyle.


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Cite this article: Channabasanagouda, Manjunath Halagatti. INNERVATION PATTERN OF PRONATOR TERES MUSCLE AND ITS RELATION TO MEDIAN NERVE: A CADAVERIC STUDY. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(3.1):4092-4095. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.258