The modified Henry approach uses the plane between flexor carpi radialis tendon and the radial artery.
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.
Anatomy of the distal forearm
A thorough knowledge of the anatomy around the wrist is essential. The following images give a short introduction.