Radius - Posterior Approach
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Radius - Posterior Approach

This Radius – Posterior Approach course will teach you:

  • To gain exposure to the midshaft of the radius using the posterior approach in order to treat its pathology

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Radius – Posterior Approach:

  • Superficial branch of radial nerve injury
  • Superficial veins and nerve branches injury
  • Posterior interosseous nerve injury
  • Coverage of knot with subcutaneous tissue

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

  • Proximal radius access: anterior approach
  • Determination of incision length
  • The usage of an image intensifier
  • Ligation of superficial veins in order to gain exposure
  • Usage of scissors during dissection of subcutaneous tissue
  • Usage of forceps during incision of fascia
  • Facilitating the correct plane identification
  • Complete dissection of the abductor pollicis longus
  • Usage of instruments of dissecting the muscles away from the radius
  • Distal extension of the incision
  • Antebrachial fascia closure
  • Suture technique: vertical mattress sutures; standing transcutaneous sutures or a continuous transcutaneous suture.
  • Direction of suturing

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

  • Non-union
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Posterior interosseous nerve injury

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Radius – Anterior Approach

Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin over the dorsal tubercle of the radius and just anterior to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. Connect the dots to mark the incision line over the dorsal aspect of the forearm.

Proximal radius access

In case access to the proximal radius is required, an anterior approach should be used. This is to reduce the risk of injuring the posterior interosseous nerve. For a more detailed elaboration of this, refer to the course:”Radius – Anterior Approach“.

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