What actions does the biceps brachii muscle perform?
|Nerve||Musculocutaneous nerve (C5–C7)|
|Actions||Flexes elbow flexes and abducts shoulder supinates radioulnar joint in the forearm|
|Antagonist||Triceps brachii muscle|
Can you palpate biceps Brachii?
The long head of the biceps brachii can be palpated as it pushes anteriorly and is restrained by the transverse humeral ligament.
How do I check my MMT?
Procedure. For each muscle tested, the examiner stands to the side being tested, and the patient is sitting upright and positioned to allow full movement of the joint against gravity. The examiner demonstrates the desired movement against gravity. The examiner then requests the patient to repeat the motion.
What nerve innervates the biceps brachii?
The biceps brachii muscle receives its innervation from the C5 and C6 fibers of the musculocutaneous nerve. The brachialis muscle originates on the distal portion of the anterior humerus, and inserts on both the coronoid process and tuberosity of the ulna.
What is inspection and palpation?
Inspection is a visual examination of the patient; palpation is done when the person doing the assessment places their fingers on the body to determine things like swelling, masses, and areas of pain.