Superficial branch of ulnar nerve

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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.
Latin ramus superficialis nervi ulnaris
Innervates Palmaris brevis
ulnar nerve
Gray's p.942
TA A14.2.03.045
FMA FMA:44876
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

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.

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


  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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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.