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.
Anatomy of the distal forearm
A thorough knowledge of the anatomy around the wrist is essential. The following images give a short introduction.