Ulna – Approach

Ulna – approach

* position – supine with forearm across chest & tourniquet

* incision – longitudinal over subcut. border of ulna

* internervous plane – ECU (PIN) & FCU (ulnar n.)

* dissection
– incise deep fascia
– find interval btw ECU & FCU
– middle 1/3 – ECU fibers may need to be divided from bone
– at olecranon – FCU & anconeus run along plane of dissection
– incise periosteum
– prox. 1/5 of ulna – insertion of triceps may need to be detached to gain access to bone

* dangers
– ulnar n. – travels under FCU; should be identified proximally as it emerges btw 2 hds of FCU b4 stripping FCU from bone
– ulnar art. – runs on radial side of ulnar n.

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