Distal Humerus - Lateral Approach
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Distal Humerus - Lateral Approach

This Distal Humerus – Lateral Approach course will teach you:

  • To  access the distal humerus bone using a lateral approach,  most often followed by an open reduction and internal fixation of a fracture

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Distal Humerus – Lateral Approach:

  • Radial nerve damage
  • Posterior cutaneous nerve of forearm injury

With the following tips you might perform the Distal Humerus – Lateral Approach even better:

  • Use of instrumentation in dissection of the brachioradialis muscle
  • Increase exposure to the humerus by retraction of the triceps brachii muscle
  • Distal extension of the incision between the anconeus and extensor carpi ulnaris muscles

After studying the Distal Humerus – Lateral Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Radial nerve injury

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Humerus – Anterior Approach (Brachial Split)

Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin, starting just distally from the lateral epicondyle. Extend the incision over the lateral supracondylar ridge until a few centimeters distally to the deltoid insertion.

Incise

Incise the skin following the previous made marking.

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