How to Draw the Brachial Plexus

How to draw the brachial plexus including the 16 peripheral nerves. The target audience is medical, dental, PA, and PT students of anatomy.

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How to Draw the Brachial Plexus
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Download and print a blank template (PDF) for the drawing at bit.ly/Hm7ZBm

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Begin by adding the roots.

Begin by adding the roots.

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Add the contribution of C4 to C5.

Add the contribution of C4 to C5.

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Add the upper, middle, and lower trunks.

Add the upper, middle, and lower trunks.

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Add the anterior divisions.

Add the anterior divisions.

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Add the posterior divisions.

Add the posterior divisions.

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The anterior divisions of the upper and middle trunks become the lateral cord. The three posterior divisions become the posterior cord. The anterior division of the lower trunk becomes the medial cord

The anterior divisions of the upper and middle trunks become the lateral cord. The three posterior divisions become the posterior cord. The anterior division of the lower trunk becomes the medial cord

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Add the long thoracic nerve (1).

Add the long thoracic nerve (1).

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Add the dorsal scapular (2), suprascapular (3), and subclavian (4) nerves.

Add the dorsal scapular (2), suprascapular (3), and subclavian (4) nerves.

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Add the lateral pectoral (5) nerve.

Add the lateral pectoral (5) nerve.

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Add the upper (6), middle (7), and lower subscapular (8) nerves.

Add the upper (6), middle (7), and lower subscapular (8) nerves.

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Add the medial pectoral (9), medial brachial cutaneous (10), and medial antebrachial cutaneous (11) nerves.

Add the medial pectoral (9), medial brachial cutaneous (10), and medial antebrachial cutaneous (11) nerves.

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Add the musculocutaneous (12), median (13), and ulnar (14) nerves.

Add the musculocutaneous (12), median (13), and ulnar (14) nerves.

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Add the axillary (15) and radial (16) nerves.

Add the axillary (15) and radial (16) nerves.

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