Humerus - Deltopectoral Approach
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Humerus - Deltopectoral Approach

This Humerus – Deltopectoral Approach course will teach you:

  • To access the humerus bone using the deltopectoral 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 – Deltopectoral Approach:

  • Limit of incision length
  • Axillary nerve injury
  • Anterior circumflex humeral artery injury
  • Radial nerve injury

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

  • Extensive humerus exposure

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

  • Axillary nerve injury
  • Anterior circumflex humeral artery injury

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Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin over the coracoid process at 2/3 of the length of the clavicle, and the lateral tip of the acromion.

Inspect

Inspect the long head of biceps brachii by palpation, at a point where it crosses the shoulder and runs towards the arm, thereafter, determine where its lateral border lies on the anterior surface of the arm.

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