Elbow - Lateral Approach
Play

Elbow - Lateral Approach

This Elbow – Lateral Approach course will teach you:

  • To provide adequate exposure and access to the elbow joint and bones using a lateral approach, most commonly for fracture assessment.

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

  • Posterior interosseous nerve injury
  • Radial nerve injury
  • Ulnar collateral ligament of elbow injury

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

  • Radial head identification
  • Posterior interosseous nerve protection
  • Common extensor tendon reinsertion
  • Subcutaneous tissue approximation to facilitate wound closure

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

  • Neurovascular injury
  • Compartment syndrome

You might also be interested in:

Radial Head- Posterolateral Approach

Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin starting on the humeral shaft a few centimeters proximal to the lateral epicondyle and extending over the radial head to a point 5 cm distal to the joint.

Radial head identification

Pronating and supinating the hand, whilst palpating the elbow, facilitates the identification of the radial head.

Do you want to learn the complete step-by-step of "Elbow - Lateral Approach"?

Try one of our offerings

Try-out

Unlock your free Incision procedure

Membership

Unlimited access to all 308 procedures.

20 per month Get started

Do you want to learn the anatomy of "Elbow - Lateral Approach"?

Try one of our offerings

Try-out

Unlock your free Incision procedure

Membership

Unlimited access to all 308 courses.

20 per month Get started

Do you want to learn the objectives of "Elbow - Lateral Approach"?

Try one of our offerings

Try-out

Unlock your free Incision procedure

Membership

Unlimited access to all 308 courses.

20 per month Get started

Do you want to learn the preoperative of "Elbow - Lateral Approach"?

Try one of our offerings

Try-out

Unlock your free Incision procedure

Membership

Unlimited access to all 308 courses.

20 per month Get started

Do you want to learn the postoperative of "Elbow - Lateral Approach"?

Try one of our offerings

Try-out

Unlock your free Incision procedure

Membership

Unlimited access to all 308 courses.

20 per month Get started

Do you want to take the test of "Elbow - Lateral Approach"?

Try one of our offerings

Try-out

Unlock your free Incision course

Free Try course

Membership

Unlimited access to all 308 courses.

20 per month Get started