There is no approach associated with the therapy you selected. However, the list below shows all available approaches.
Anatomy of the distal forearm
A thorough knowledge of the anatomy around the wrist is essential. The following images give a short introduction.
The modified Henry approach uses the plane between flexor carpi radialis tendon and the radial artery.
In general, there are two palmar surgical approaches to the distal radius– a modified Henry approach to the radius and a more ulnar approach, designed to expose the median nerve as well as the distal radius.
Direct to the radial styloid
Dorsal approaches (as illustrated A-D) can be chosen between the different extensor compartments (as illustrated I-VI), as dictated by the specific fracture pattern.
Here an approach between the first and second extensor compartments (A) is described in detail.
Dorsal approaches (as illustrated A-D) can be chosen between the different extensor compartments (as illustrated I-VI), as dictated by the specific fracture pattern. In this module the dorsal approach through the third extensor compartment (B) is described in detail.
This extended dorsal approach can be used for wrist fusions or for joint-spanning plate fixation of comminuted intra-articular distal radius fractures.