Scaphoid - Volar Approach
The Scaphoid – Volar Approach course will teach you:
- To access the scaphoid bone using a volar approach. This is most commonly indicated for fracture assessment in conjunction with a subsequent reconstruction and fixation.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Scaphoid – Volar Approach:
- Superficial palmar branch of the radial nerve injury
- Palmar tilt of the scaphoid by preserving the palmar ligament complex
With the following tips you might perform the Scaphoid – Volar Approach even better:
- Zig-zag incision
- Scaphotrapezial joint exposure
After studying the Scaphoid – Volar Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Avascular osteonecrosis
- Non- union
- Degenerative changes
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Step by step
Mark the skin over the scaphoid tubercle on the volar aspect of the wrist and the flexor carpi radialis tendon lying radial to the palmaris longus.
Incise the skin in a longitudinal direction on the volar aspect of the wrist for a length of 2 to 3 cm starting from the scaphoid tubercle.
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