Surgical Exposures of the Humerus

  title={Surgical Exposures of the Humerus},
  author={Dan A Zlotolow and Louis W. Catalano and Alton O. Barron and Steven Z. Glickel},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
&NA; The neurovascular and muscular anatomy about the humerus precludes the use of a truly “safe” fully extensile approach. Working around a spiraling radial nerve at the posterior midshaft requires either a transmuscular dissection or a triceps‐avoiding paramuscular technique. To gain maximal exposure, the radial nerve must be mobilized at the spiral groove. For exposure of only the proximal humeral shaft, many surgeons prefer the anterolateral approach because it uses the internervous plane… 

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