Ulna - Midshaft Approach
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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

You might also be interested in:
Wrist – Volar Approach
Wrist – Dorsal Approach

Step by step

Ulna Exposure

Skin

Mark

Mark the olecranon on the skin, as well as the the styloid process of the ulna.

Incise

Incise the skin in a linear longitudinal direction over the lateral border of the ulnar between these two points.

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