Executive Editor: Peter Trafton

Authors: Kodi Kojima, Steve Velkes

Proximal forearm

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Posterior approach

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.

Safe zones

Inserting percutaneous instrumentation through safe zones reduces the risk of damage to neurovascular structures.

Two-incision approach

The two-incision approach may be used for the reattachment of the biceps tendon.

Anterior approach

The anterior approach can be used to access the bicipital tuberosity of the radius.

Lateral approach

The lateral approach can be used to access the radial head.

v1.0 2007-10-14