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Posterior Interosseous Nerve 01

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Created on Sunday, January 27 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, January 27 2008.

Which of the following statements about the posterior interosseous nerve is most accurate?

 
        A) The posterior interosseous nerve is a mixed motor and sensory branch of the median nerve
 
        B) The posterior interosseous nerve is a pure motor branch of the median nerve
 
        C) The posterior interosseous nerve is a pure motor branch of the radial nerve
 
        D) The posterior interosseous nerve is a pure sensory branch of the radial nerve
 
        E) The posterior interosseous nerve is a mixed motor and sensory branch of the radial nerve
 

 


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A) The posterior interosseous nerve is a mixed motor and sensory branch of the median nerve

This answer is incorrect.


The posterior interosseous nerve is a pure motor branch of the radial nerve.  (See References)

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B) The posterior interosseous nerve is a pure motor branch of the median nerve

This answer is incorrect.


The posterior interosseous nerve is a pure motor branch of the radial nerve. The anterior interosseous nerve is a pure motor branch of the median nerve.   (See References)

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C) The posterior interosseous nerve is a pure motor branch of the radial nerve

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The posterior interosseous nerve is a pure motor branch of the radial nerve.  (See References)

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D) The posterior interosseous nerve is a pure sensory branch of the radial nerve

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The posterior interosseous nerve is a pure motor branch of the radial nerve.  (See References)

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E) The posterior interosseous nerve is a mixed motor and sensory branch of the radial nerve

This answer is incorrect.


The posterior interosseous nerve is a pure motor branch of the radial nerve.  (See References)

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References:

1. Guarantors of Brain. (2000). Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System, fourth Edition. W.B. Saunders, Edinburgh. (ISBN:0702025127) Advertising:
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