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MusculoSkeletal 2 CM medial to the biceps tendon injury!

A 32-year-old construction worker arrives in the emergency department after an accident on the job. The tendon of the biceps brachii at the elbow has been severed by a laceration that extends 2 cm medially from the tendon.
Which of the following structures is likely to have been injured by medial extension of the laceration?

A. Brachial artery
B. Musculocutaneous nerve
C. Profunda brachii artery
D. Radial nerve
E. Ulnar nerve
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A. Brachial artery?
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A. Brachial artery
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since this injury is near cubital fossa. and the contents of cubital fossa from lateral to medial are such as:
Median nerve, biceps, brachial artery, radial nerve.
so closest medial to biceps is brachial artery..
so the ans is brachial artery!
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