A number of fracture patterns of the proximal forearm can be addressed using this approach. The more complex the fracture configuration, the more extensile the approach must be.
Inserting percutaneous instrumentation through safe zones reduces the risk of damage to neurovascular structures.
The two-incision approach may be used for the reattachment of the biceps tendon.
The anterior approach can be used to access the bicipital tuberosity of the radius.
The lateral approach can be used to access the radial head.