Myotome and dermatome

Last Updated on by frcemuser

The list below details which movement is most strongly associated with each myotome:

  • C5 – Elbow flexion
  • C6 – Wrist extension
  • C7 – Elbow extension
  • C8 – Finger flexion
  • T1 – Finger abduction
  • L2 – Hip flexion
  • L3 – Knee extension
  • L4 – Ankle dorsiflexion
  • L5 – Great toe extension
  • S1 – Ankle plantarflexion


Upper Limb


Lower Limb



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