• Steven F. Viegas


The musculature of the dorsal brachium is comprised of the three heads of the triceps and anconeus. They act to extend the elbow. The triceps muscle heads are innervated by the radial nerve. The anconeus is innervated by the nerve to the medial head of the triceps.


Ulnar Nerve Radial Head Radial Nerve Ulnar Artery Flexor Digitorum Superficialis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven F. Viegas
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  1. 1.Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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