Executive Editor: James Hunter

General Editor: Fergal Monsell

Authors: Andrew Howard, Peter Schmittenbecher, Theddy Slongo

Pediatric forearm shaft p22-D/4.1 r


Safe zones for pins (radius) i

The forearm anatomy is complex due to the presence of three major neurovascular bundles. Pin placement should avoid these structures.

ESIN entry points (radius) i

In the distal radius use either the lateral or Lister’s tubercle entry point.

Anterior approach (radius) i

The anterior (Henry) approach offers good exposure of the whole length of the radius. The length of the incision depends on the extent of exposure needed.

Posterolateral approach (radius) i

The posterolateral (Thompson) approach offers good exposure of the middle and distal thirds of the radial shaft. The skin incision lies straight down the dorsal aspect of the forearm and its length depends on the exposure needed.



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