Elbow - Posterior Approach
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Elbow - Posterior 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 olecranon at the upper end of the ulna after palpation.

Incise

Incise the skin at the height of the ulnar diaphysis to proximal, curve the incision so it runs around the ulnar side of the olecranon.

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