There is no approach associated with the therapy you selected.
However, the list below shows all available approaches.
The main indication for a lateral approach in the distal humerus are:
- Displaced lateral condylar fractures (13-E/3.1 and 13-E/4.1)
- Displaced capitellar fractures (13-E/8.1)
- Displaced, unstable avulsion of the lateral collateral ligament (13-E/7L)
- Irreducible supracondylar fractures (13-M/3)
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.
The main indications for a posterior approach in the distal humerus are:
- Y-fractures or T-fractures (13-E/4.2)
Bear in mind that use of posterior approach for extension type supracondylar fractures, compromises the tension band effect of the posterior periosteum.
The main indications for an anterior approach to the distal humerus are:
- Vessel exploration
- Nerve exploration