Wrist - Dorsal Approach
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Wrist - Dorsal Approach

This Wrist – Dorsal Approach course will teach you:

  • To expose the distal radius using the dorsal approach. This approach provides access to the dorsal distal radius shaft and the dorsal rim, and provides opportunities to open the capsule to inspect the articular surface. Also, reconstruction of the carpal ligaments can be obtained. A dorsal radial approach also provides access to the radial side of the distal radius, enabling access to the bone for subsequent radial plate placement.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Wrist – Dorsal Approach:

  • Posterior interosseous nerve damage

With the following tips you might perform the Wrist – Dorsal Approach even better:

  • Proximal carpal bones visibility using a transverse incision

After studying the Wrist – Dorsal Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Tendon injury
  • Median nerve injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Loss of reduction

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Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin at Lister’s tubercle, radial styloid, the radiocarpal joint space and the radius.

Incise

Incise the skin with a straight incision ulnar to Lister’s tubercle over a length of 8-12 cm. The incision begins 3 cm proximal to the wrist joint and ends about 5cm distal to it.

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