Elbow - Medial Approach
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Elbow - Medial Approach

This Elbow – Medial Approach course will teach you:

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

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

  • Posterior branch of medial cutaneous antebrachial nerve of forearm injury
  • (Motor branch of) Ulnar nerve injury by traction
  • Medial collateral ligament injury

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

  • Osteotomy of the medial humeral epicondyle
  • Extensive joint access
  • Subcutaneous tissue approximation

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

  • Nerve injury
  • Valgus instability of the elbow

You might also be interested in:

Elbow – Lateral Approach

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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