The extended anterolateral acromial approach allows minimally invasive access to the proximal humerus.

@article{Gardner2005TheEA,
  title={The extended anterolateral acromial approach allows minimally invasive access to the proximal humerus.},
  author={Michael James Gardner and Matthew H. Griffith and Joshua S. Dines and Stephen M. Briggs and Andrew J. Weiland and Dean G. Lorich},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2005},
  volume={434},
  pages={123-9}
}
Lateral approaches to the proximal humerus have been limited by the position of the axillary nerve. Extensive surgical dissection through a deltopectoral approach may further damage the remaining tenuous blood supply in comminuted fractures. The purpose of our study was to explore a direct anterolateral, less invasive approach to the proximal humerus. Twenty cadaver shoulders were dissected using the extended anterolateral acromial approach through the anterior deltoid raphe. Multiple… CONTINUE READING

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