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Anterior interosseous nerve

Pronator quadratus muscle is innervated by a branch of the median nerve, the anterior interosseous nerve (roots C8 and T1 with T1 being primary). Arterial blood comes via the interosseous artery.

The anterior interosseous branch courses with the anterior interosseous artery and innervates all the muscles of the deep group of the anterior compartment of the forearm except the medial (ulnar half,which is supplied by ulnar nerve) half of flexor digitorum profundus and flexor carpi ulnaris muscle. It ends with its innervation of pronator quadratus muscle.

The pronator teres can be transferred to the anterior interosseous nerve directly at the elbow level. This operation was performed successfully in 1 patient, who exhibited finger flexion recovery 1).

Yang J, Jia X, Yu C, Gu Y. Pronator teres branch transfer to the anterior interosseous nerve for treating C8T1 brachial plexus avulsion: an anatomic study and case report. Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct;75(4):375-9; discussion 379. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000435. PubMed PMID: 24867197.
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