Humerus - Posterior Approach
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Humerus - Posterior Approach

This Humerus – Posterior Approach course will teach you:

  • To access the humerus bone using the posterior  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 – Posterior Approach:

  • Radial nerve injury
  • Ulnar nerve injury

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

  • Triceps anatomy
  • Long and lateral head of the triceps dissection

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

  • Radial nerve injury
  • Ulnar nerve injury

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Humerus – Anterior Approach (Brachial Split)

Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin at the level of the olecranon and the olecranon fossa.

Incise

Incise the skin from below the acromion towards the olecranon fossa over a length of 8 centimeters at the posterior midline of the arm. The exact length and location depends upon the fracture or malignancy.

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