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Khaled Na3im Dermatomal Supply of The Lower Limb Khaled Na3im
Introduction Definition of dermatome Dermatome chart Lower limb dermatomes Dermatomes test Purpose of dermatomes test References
Skin (sensation) is innervated by a single nerve roots called the dermatomes Nerve Roots branch out off the spinal cord (31) The nerve roots branch out to form a plexus which is a network of intersecting nerves which travel to different parts of the body, they are both motor and sensory
Dermatomes Dermatome is a skin area. Dermatomal supply is the segmental sensory supply of the skin. The specific areas on the skin that represent sensory innervations from a specific root innervations from a specific root Level.
The word dermatome refers to a correspondence between the skin and the nervous system. Sensory dermatome maps-charts- used to help localize the level of neurologic deficit.
Purpose of dermatome test To evaluation nerve root damage. Test for abnormalities in sensitivity.
All tests should be compared bilaterally. Nerves and nerve roots are typically injured by compression or stretching forces. When a nerve root is damaged a deficit may occur in the corresponding limb. The athlete should close his/her eyes and give the therapist feedback with regards to various stimuli. Note !
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