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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Step by step
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 the skin following the previous made marking.
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