Arteries, Veins, Nerves & Lymphatics

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Nerves of the Pectoral Girdle

An amazing network of nerves runs through the shoulder girdle need. The roots of the brachial plexus are formed by the ventral rami of the 5th cervical through the 1st thoracic spinal nerves. The roots [more…]

How Blood and Lymph Flow Through the Shoulder

The tissues of the pectoral girdle need oxygen. So a complex series of arteries supplies blood flow through the shoulder, upper arm and chest area. And because the axilla includes several important lymph [more…]

Nerves and Veins in the Elbow and Forearm

The muscles and joints of the elbow and forearm need nervous supply and blood flow. The major nerves and veins start in your neck and run the length of your arms, often into your hands. [more…]

Nerves, Arteries, and Veins of the Wrist and Hand

Busy muscles need plenty of nerve supply and blood flow. Three main nerves (plus all their branches) work the wrist and hand, and many arteries and veins bring blood into and out of the hand. [more…]

Nerves of the Hip and Thigh

The joints and muscles of the hips and thighs need nervous input so they can do what your brain wants them to do. The muscles also require a lot of blood flow, which provides oxygen and nourishment, especially [more…]

Arteries, Veins, and Lymph in the Hip and Thigh

The joints and muscles of the hips and thighs require a lot of blood flow, which provides oxygen and nourishment, especially when you’re physically active. Lymph is also drained away by the lymphatic structures [more…]

Nerves, Blood Vessels, and Lymphatics of the Knee and Leg

The knee and leg require nerve supply and circulation, which are provided by a number of nerves blood vessels (arteries and vein) and lymphatics. Most of them can be found in an area called the popliteal [more…]

Clinical Anatomy: The Muscles of the Foot

You can divide the foot muscles into groups based on their locations — either in the sole of the foot (the bottom or plantar area) or the dorsum on the top of the foot. Most of the muscles are in the sole [more…]

Nerves in the Foot

The joints and muscles of the ankle and foot need to be maintained properly. Nerves provide the ankle and foot with sensation and also tell the muscles when to contract and when to relax. The ankle and [more…]

Blood Vessels and Lymphatics of the Foot and Ankle

The joints and muscles need to be maintained properly. Blood is carried into the ankle and foot via the arteries and returned to the heart in the veins. Lymphatic fluid is drained via the lymphatic vessels [more…]

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