Radial Head- Posterolateral Approach
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Radial Head- Posterolateral Approach

This Radial Head- Posterolateral Approach course will teach you:

  • To provide adequate exposure and access to the radial head, most commonly for fracture assessment

With the following tips you might perform the Radial Head- Posterolateral Approach even better:

  • Management of difficult muscle identification

After studying the Radial Head- Posterolateral Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Compartment syndrome
  • Neurovascular injury

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Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the lateral humeral epicondyle and the radial head which is palpated under finger whilst pronating and supinating forearm in motion.

Incise

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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