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Old 05-23-2011
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MusculoSkeletal Difficulty doing push ups after axillary injury!

A rock hits a child below axilla. Several days later child has difficulty doing push-ups. Identify the nerve injured-

1 Median Nerve
2 Ulnar nerve
3 Axillary nerve
4 Radial nerve
5 Musculocutaneous nerve
6 Long thoracic nerve

with explanation please...

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its the long thoracic nerve supplying the serratus anterior..serratus anterior is rqd for pushing action!
FYI to test for serratus anterior u ask the patient to push against the wall n check for winging of the scapula
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Correct Answer is Long Thoracic... I agree.
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I dont know if the title of the thread is incorrect or not, but push ups mainly work the Pectoralis muscles. Which is supplied by the pectoral nerve. Just a thought
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