Davos Courses

Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Mariusz Bonczar, Daniel Rikli, David Ring

Distal humerus - Complete articular, simple articular, fragmentary metaphyseal - ORIF - Perpendicular plating

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Triceps-elevating approach

The triceps elevating approach offers an extensile posterior exposure to the elbow, which allows for an effective restoration of the triceps function.


Posterior triceps-on approach

For some extraarticular and simple articular fractures of the distal humerus, the posterior triceps-on approach, which leaves the triceps insertion intact, can provide adequate exposure for reduction and fixation.


Transolecranon approach

This approach involves an osteotomy of the olecranon to allow better access to the elbow joint.

This approach gives excellent access for distal fractures.


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