The skin should have been removed previously. If it has not, remove the remaining skin from the dorsum of the forearm, hand, and fingers. Identify the superficial veins and nerves ( see Laboratory Six). The veins may be cut away but branches of the major nerves should be retained. These structures are often difficult to identify and time does not permit their detailed study in the cadaver. Using a textbook or atlas, review the distribution of the cutaneous branches of the radial, median, and ulnar nerves in the hand.
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