Humerus - Anterior Approach (Brachial Split)
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Humerus - Anterior Approach (Brachial Split)

This Humerus – Anterior Approach (Brachial Split) course will teach you:

  • To access the humerus bone using the anterior (brachial split)  approach, most often followed by an open reduction and internal fixation of a fracture.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Humerus – Anterior Approach (Brachial Split):

  • Cephalic vein injury
  • Lateral brachial cutaneous nerve injury
  • Musculocutaneous nerve injury
  • Radial nerve injury

With the following tips you might perform the Humerus – Anterior Approach (Brachial Split) even better:

  • Tension on tissue during dissection
  • Facilitating proximal humerus exposure

After studying the Humerus – Anterior Approach (Brachial Split) course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Radial nerve injury
  • Musculocutaneous nerve injury

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Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin on the lateral border of the biceps brachii muscle, a few centimeters proximal to the fracture to be treated, and continue distally following the muscle contour. Stop approximately 5 cm from the flexion crease of the elbow.

Incise

Incise the skin following the previously marked line.

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