Humerus - Deltoidsplit Approach
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Humerus - Deltoidsplit Approach

This Humerus – Deltoidsplit Approach course will teach you:

  • To access the humerus bone using the deltoidsplit 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 – Deltoidsplit Approach:

  • Axillary nerve injury

With the following tips you might perform the Humerus – Deltoidsplit Approach even better:

  • Incision extension
  • Deltoid muscle identification
  • Distal extension prevention by suture placement
  • Excision of hemorrhagic bursa to gain better exposure
  • Supraspinatus exposure

After studying the Humerus – Deltoidsplit Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Axillary nerve injury

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Distal Humerus – Lateral Approach

Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin at the level of the lateral side of the acromion and the lateral side of the proximal humerus shaft.

Incise

Incise the skin in a longitudinal direction from the lateral side of the acromion, down over the lateral aspect of the humerus. The incision may not extend more than 5 cm distally to the acromion.

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