Elbow - Medial Approach
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Elbow - Medial Approach

 

GUIDELINES

AO foundation – proximal forearm – lateral approach

 

AO foundation – proximal forearm – anterior approach

AO foundation – posterior approach

Kodde IF, Current concepts in the management of radial head fractures, World journal of orthopedics 2015

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

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin starting a few centimeters proximal to the medial epicondyle of the humerus and extending over the medial epicondyle to a point a few centimeters distal to the elbow joint.

Incise

Incise the skin following the previously made marking and extend the incision if necessary to access the injured area.

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