Radial Head- Posterolateral Approach
De Boer, P. and Stanley, D. (1998) Surgical Approaches to the Elbow. In: Stanley, D. and Kay, N., Eds., Surgery of the Elbow: Practical and Scientific Aspects, Arnold, London, 116.
Step by step
Mark the lateral humeral epicondyle and the radial head which is palpated under finger whilst pronating and supinating forearm in motion.
Incise the skin starting 2 cm proximal to the lateral humeral epicondyle in a curved direction, over the radial head, and approximately 5 cm distal to the joint.
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