Dermatomes is a handy reference map of which spinal nerve roots relay sensation from particular areas of the skin along with a cutaneous nerve distribution.
Dermatomes provides a zoomable map of anterior and posterior dermatomes and cutaneous nerve distributions with a reference chart of important landmarks . Pinch to zoom in and out on the map.
Dermatomes is an essential reference for neurologists, emergency physicians, family doctors, medical students, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and other medical professionals – or anyone curious about neuroanatomy and the workings of the human body.
Featured in Apple's 2010 essential apps for medical students.
Consult a doctor if you are experiencing neurological symptoms. This app should not be relied upon to make clinical decisions, which remain the full responsibility of the user. Dermatomes are variable between individuals and the pattern of sensory loss is usually less than the entire dermatome, because of overlap. The map and landmarks presented are a consensus view drawn from numerous sources.
Dermatomes comes with lifetime email support.
Support for iOS 11 and different sizes of iPhone and iPad
Ratings and Reviews
A few mistakes, but overall very nice.
Please double check a few regions:
anterior genitofemoral region: my notes depict a dermatome level of S2, not S3.
posterior plantar surface should be split as follows: digit 1 should be L4, digit 2-4 should be L5, and digit 5 should be S1
These mistakes correspond to what I have studied in Chiropractic school. I have only double checked the lower extremities, but other than these mistakes, this is a very handy and useful app to show patients, and quickly reference dermatomes
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review Jonathan, glad you find the app useful.
Dermatomes vary between individuals resulting in differences between even the most authoritative sources. The values presented in the Dermatomes app are representative of the best consensus between available sources but users should be aware that every individual is unique and there will be some variation.
Excellent teaching tool!
This dermatome map is accurate. It is easy to read. It’s a great tool to teach medical students and to explain issues to patients. I read one review that claims this app is “worthless” and there are better ones on the internet. I disagree.
Where did he/she think he got it if not from the internet. Perhaps that reader/writer was looking for physiology vs anatomical charts.
One disappointment is that the creator of this app apparently does not comprehend that “osteopaths” are fully licensed physicians in the US. Perhaps the author is in England.
Don’t bother. You can get better Dermatomes maps on the internet
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- Codev Ltd
- 18.3 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.