Upper Limb Approaches

By | March 20, 2015

Surgical approaches can frequently be asked about in the orthopaedic interview.  The approaches chosen tend to be those that any ortho trainee would have seen previously.  These questions are designed to test you performance under pressure and your application and understanding of clinical anatomy.

If you have a good working knowledge of the anatomy of the area then the approach is very easy to learn.

We have recently update the surgical approaches section of the site to include the upper limb approached.  Read them now and test you knowledge.

Volar Henrys’ Approach to distal radius

Thompsons Dorsal Approach to distal radius

Deltopectoral Approach to the glenohumeral joint