Extended paratricipital approach for intra-articular fractures of the distal humerus

Shai Shemesh, Mark Yan Loebenberg, Yona Kosashvili, Eliezer Sidon, Steven Velkes, Nir Cohen

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Abstract

This article describes an extensile surgical exposure to the distal humerus that is suitable for complex fractures in-volving the articular surface and extending into the humeral di-aphysis proximal to the radial nerve. This method combines 2 approaches: olecranon osteotomy and the lateral paratricipital approach. This combination allows an appropriate exposure of both the articular surface and the humeral diaphysis up to the level of the deltoid tuberosity, while maintaining the extensor mechanism unharmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-438
Number of pages4
JournalOrthopedics
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

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