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Thorax

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A 37-year-old man suffers a traumatic injury to the axilla (armpit) that damages the thoracodorsal nerve. Which of the following movements of the arm or scapula could be affected in this patient (AIIMS Nov 2013)



A Abduction
B Adduction

C Flexion
D Lateral rotation

Ans. B Adduction

1. Latissimus dorsi is supplied by the thoraco-dorsal nerve.

2. Latissimus dorsi help us in scratching the opposite scapula i.e., it leads to adduction, extension & medial rotation at the shoulder joint

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