Traumatic Isolated Lesions of Musculocutaneous Nerve

  • Claudio Rovesta
  • Maria C. Marongiu
  • Gianluca Bonanno
  • Andrea Celli
  • Luigi Celli


Isolated proximal lesion of musculocutaneous nerve causes a palsy of main flexors of the elbow (biceps and brachialis anterior muscles) but brachioradialis (innervated by radial nerve), epitroclear, and epicondilar muscles are able to maintain a flexion against gravity. For this reason sometimes diagnosis is neither easy nor early [1].


Humeral Fracture Direct Trauma Musculocutaneous Nerve Radial Side Brachialis Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudio Rovesta
    • 1
  • Maria C. Marongiu
    • 1
  • Gianluca Bonanno
    • 1
  • Andrea Celli
    • 1
  • Luigi Celli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology SurgeryUniversity of ModenaModenaItaly

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