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A 19-year-old woman is brought to the emergency ...
Of note, the radial nerve innervates the extensors of the wrist. So the muscles of the anatomic snuffbox are all innervated by the radial nerve.
This helps you remember that the radial nerve innervates the abductor pollicis LONGUS (abductor pollicis BREVIS is median nerve, ADductor pollicis is the ulnar nerve. These two make sense if you think about the direction the thumb is moving - ending closer to the nerve.)