Ulna - Midshaft Approach
This Ulna – Midshaft Approach course will teach you:
- To gain access to the ulnar shaft for the restoration of function and anatomy in case of a fracture, for ulnar osteotomy, ulnar lengthening (Kienbock’s disease) and ulnar shortening (for radial malunion).
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Ulna – Midshaft Approach:
- Dorsal cutaneous branch of the ulnar nerve injury
With the following tips you might perform the Ulna – Midshaft Approach even better:
- Determination of the incision length
After studying the Ulna – Midshaft Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Neurovascular injury
- Compartment syndrome
Step by step
Mark the olecranon on the skin, as well as the the styloid process of the ulna.
Incise the skin in a linear longitudinal direction over the lateral border of the ulnar between these two points.
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