Anterior Tibial Artery Exposure
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Anterior Tibial Artery Exposure

This course will teach you:

  • To gain access to the anterior ┬átibial artery below the knee. This may be done for a number of indications such as: arterial occlusive disease; aneurysmal disease and trauma.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during this procedure:

  • Compartment syndrome

With the following tips you might perform this procedure even better:

  • Incision length determination
  • Maintenance of exposure using self retaining retractors
  • Vessel control using twice encircled vessel loops

After studying this course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Lymphatic leakage
  • Compartment syndrome

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Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the incision line on the skin; proximal to the ankle joint, distal to the tibial tuberosity and 1 cm lateral to the anterior tibial border.

Incision length

The length of the incision is determined by the extent of the pathology present. Typically it is 10 – 12 cm long.

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