The modified Henry approach uses the plane between flexor carpi radialis tendon and the radial artery.
In general, there are two palmar surgical approaches to the distal radius– a modified Henry approach to the radius and a more ulnar approach, designed to expose the median nerve as well as the distal radius.
Anatomy of the distal forearm
A thorough knowledge of the anatomy around the wrist is essential. The following images give a short introduction.