Full Median Nerve Description
[Continued from above] . . . third portion of the axillary artery. The median nerve is most often injured with a wound to the axilla.
The median nerve is responsible for controlling the forearm and hand muscles. This allows the wrist, thumb and fingers to bend and move. It also enables the rotation of the forearm palm-inwards. Feelings from the index finger, thumb, middle finger, part of the ring finger, and the area of the palm at the base of these fingers and thumb are conveyed by way of the median nerve.