Surgical exposures of the elbow joint

Gregory Bain, Janak A. Mehta, Tendai Mwaturura

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The elbow is a relatively superficial joint where readily palpable bony prominences provide a “road map” to the underlying anatomy. Major neurovascular structures traverse the joint, and knowledge of the paths that they take around it is pivotal to gaining safe access to the area of pathology to be addressed. In this chapter, we will outline multiple approaches, posterior, lateral, medial, and anterior, and variations thereof, providing the surgeon with the knowledge required to work through 360° around the joint.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow
EditorsGregory Bain, Denise Eygendaal, Roger P. van Riet
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783662589311
ISBN (Print)9783662589304
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Elbow
  • Surgery
  • Posterior
  • Lateral
  • Medial
  • Anterior approach


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