Technical TrickUse of an Extensile Posterior Approach to the Elbow Joint: Early Results of the Anconeus ApproachLandrum, Matthew MD; Sager, Brian MD; Youngman, Tyler MD; Green, Adam MD; Sathy, Ashoke MD; Starr, Adam MD; Sanders, Drew MDAuthor Information Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Reprints: Drew Sanders, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1801 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75390-8883 (e-mail: email@example.com). The authors report no conflict of interest. This research was presented in poster format at the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, October 17, 2018, Orlando, Florida. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.jorthotrauma.com). Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: August 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 8 - p e287-e290 doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001725 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Summary: Commonly used surgical approaches to the elbow typically limit the surgeon to either medial or lateral exposure, can provide visualization limited by an intact radial head, and may not be extensile. We describe the use of a well recognized, but uncommonly used, extensile approach to the medial and lateral compartments of the elbow joint. This approach provides access to address pathology of the proximal radius, ulna, and the distal humerus and can be made extensile both proximally and distally. The anconeus approach is easy to perform and well tolerated by patients. A retrospective review of 42 patients is included. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.