Master Tech Ortho Surgery Elbow CH1


1  Exposures of the Upper Extremity: Humerus, Elbow, Forearm

ANTERIOR (HENRY) SURGICAL EXPOSURE TO THE PROXIMAL RADIUS Indications Fracture, malignancy, and osteomyelitis. Position The patient is supine with the arm on an elbow or a table. Landmarks The mobile wad is identified and palpated; the lateral aspect of the distal fourth of the biceps, the cubital crease proximally, and the radial styloid distally are identified (Fig. 1C-9).


Skin Incision After splitting the brachial fascia, the lateral margin of the biceps muscle is identified in the proxi- mal aspect of the wound (Fig. 1C-10).

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