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.
|Title of host publication||Surgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow|
|Editors||Gregory Bain, Denise Eygendaal, Roger P. van Riet|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Anterior approach