Superficial branch of ulnar nerve

The superficial branch of the ulnar nerve is a terminal branch of the ulnar nerve.[1] It supplies the palmaris brevis and the skin on the ulnar side of the hand, and divides into a common palmar digital nerve and a proper palmar digital nerve.

Superficial branch of ulnar nerve
Superficial palmar nerves. (Superficial branch of ulnar labeled at center right.)
Diagram of segmental distribution of the cutaneous nerves of the right upper extremity.
Fromulnar nerve
InnervatesPalmaris brevis
Latinramus superficialis nervi ulnaris
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The proper digital branches are distributed to the fingers in the same manner as those of the median nerve.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 942 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. Ellis, Harold; Susan Standring; Gray, Henry David (2005). Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. p. 726. ISBN 0-443-07168-3.

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