McBurney's button-hole to the posterior interosseous nerve

Miranda Layla Rosalynn Mylne, Robert J. Spinner

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McBurney's button-hole is an exposure technique for the posterior interosseous nerve quoted in Anrold Kirkpatrick Henry's famous book Extensile Exposures. This short article discusses the overlap between three historical surgeons, Thompson, Henry and McBurney to discover the meaning of the reference and technique, which is used by surgeons to this day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-148
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Anatomy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2012


  • Henry
  • McBurney
  • button-hole
  • extensile exposures
  • interosseous nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology


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