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Medial approach

Skin incision

An incision is started 5 cm above the elbow joint, centered over the medial supracondylar ridge and the medial epicondyle, and passes to below the elbow joint.

 

Note

The incision is usually crossed by the posterior branch of the medial cutaneous antebrachial nerve.

Be careful of this nerve branch during the dissection of the subcutaneous tissue; if it is divided, neuroma formation can be troublesome.