is the interosseus membrane of the leg perforated by nerves ?
p-ashby at uk.ac.mrc.nimr
Fri Mar 29 05:49:47 EST 1996
In Article <4jerqa$9q0 at news.Belgium.EU.net>, Willy VAN CAMMEREN
<willy.vancammeren at electrabel.be> wrote:
>I'm looking for detailed info on the interosseus membrane of the leg.
>Especially I would like to know wether the membrane is perforated by nerves
>or not ?
>I need this info for an essay.
In the mouse the interosseous membrane is not perforated by any nerves. The
nerves display a strict compartmental restriction and can't/won't generally
cross compartmental boundaries. This is also true in the foot where nerves
don't cross between the metatarsals. I know of no reason to assume the same
is not true in the human.
Peter Ashby National Institute for Medical Research
Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics London, England
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