Wrist - Volar Approach
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Wrist - Volar Approach

This Wrist – Volar Approach course will teach you:

  • To expose the distal radius using the volar approach. This approach provides access to the volar rim, radial notch, the volar distal radius shaft and the carpal tunnel. For most of the distal radius fractures, the modified Henry approach, between the radial artery and the flexor carpi radialis, is preferred.

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

  • Median nerve injury
  • Volar joint capsule opening

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

  • Marking the incision line in order to facilitate closure
  • Avoiding radial artery exposure

After studying the Wrist – Volar 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 over flexor carpi radialis muscle.

Suture marking

Drawing lines perpendicular to the incision marking allows for easier suture placement orientation during the closure step.

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