Elbow - Lateral Approach
De Boer, P. and Stanley, D. (1998) Surgical Approaches to the Elbow. In: Stanley, D. and Kay, N., Eds., Surgery of the Elbow: Practical and Scientific Aspects, Arnold, London, 116.
Step by step
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.
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