Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Mariusz Bonczar, Daniel Rikli, David Ring

Distal humerus - Extraarticular, simple, oblique - ORIF - Plate fixation

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Glossary

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.

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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.

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v1.0 2007-06-21