Main indication for medial approach in trauma
The main indications for a medial approach to the distal humerus are:
- Open fixation of medial epicondylar fractures
- Visualization of the medial epicondyle for safe K-wire insertion when using bilateral crossed K-wiring
- Ulnar nerve exploration
Note: The medial approach, including opening of the joint, is not an ideal procedure for supracondylar fractures.