Distal radial and ulnar landmarks used in percutaneous pin fixation: anatomical relationship to the superficial radial and ulnar nerves.

@article{Tryfonidis2010DistalRA,
  title={Distal radial and ulnar landmarks used in percutaneous pin fixation: anatomical relationship to the superficial radial and ulnar nerves.},
  author={Marios Tryfonidis and Charalambos Panayiotou Charalambous and Simon Peter Mills and Greta K Jass and Samuel Jacob and John K. Stanley and Mike J Hayton},
  journal={Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          161-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND The radial and ulnar styloids as well as Lister's tubercle are important surgical landmarks in the surgical treatment of distal forearm fractures. There have been limited studies assessing their relative safety in terms of their distance from superficial nerves which are in danger during surgical procedures. The aim of this cadaveric study was to assess and compare the distance of superficial nerves to these important surgical landmarks. METHODS Twenty embalmed cadaveric upper… CONTINUE READING