Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Mariusz Bonczar, Daniel Rikli, David Ring

Distal humerus - Partial articular, medial sagittal, fragmentary, transtrochlear - ORIF - Plate and screw fixation

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Medial approach

In the medial approach, care must be taken not to compromise the ulnar nerve, or and the posterior branch of the medial cutaneous antebrachial nerve.


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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