Brachial Artery Exposure
The Brachial Artery Exposure will teach you:
- To gain access to the arteries of the upper extremity. This may be done for a number of indications such as: arterial occlusive disease; trauma and aneurysmal disease.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Brachial Artery Exposure:
- Venous injury
With the following tips you might perform the Brachial Artery Exposure even better:
- Self retaining retractor use
- Pectoralis minor muscle transection
After studying the Brachial Artery Exposure course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Brachial plexus injury
- Median and ulnar nerve injury
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Step by step
Mark the incision line on the skin of the cubital fossa extending 3 – 4 cm transversely between the lateral and medial epicondyle of the humerus.
A so called lazy S incision may also be used to expose the brachial artery.
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