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