Medial Popliteal Artery and Tibiofibular Trunk Exposure
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Medial Popliteal Artery and Tibiofibular Trunk Exposure

The Medial Popliteal Artery and Tibiofibular Trunk Exposure course will teach you:

  • To gain access to the popliteal artery and its trifurcation into the crural vessels. 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 the Medial Popliteal Artery and Tibiofibular Trunk Exposure:

  • Great saphenous vein injury
  • Saphenous nerve injury
  • Tibial nerve injury
  • Anterior tibial vein injury
  • Compartment syndrome

With the following tips you might perform the Medial Popliteal Artery and Tibiofibular Trunk Exposure even better:

  • Determination of excision length
  • Transection of side branches of the great saphenous vein
  • Maintenance of exposure using self retaining retractors
  • Popliteal artery identification
  • Popliteal vein branch transection
  • Vessel control by twice encircling with vessel loop
  • Popliteal artery exposure
  • Lateral traction on popliteal vein for tibiofibular trunk exposure

After studying the Medial Popliteal Artery and Tibiofibular Trunk Exposure course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Saphenous nerve injury
  • Lymphatic leakage

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Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the incision line on the skin of the upper medial aspect of the calf. Starting at a point 1 cm distal and posterior to the tibial plateau, extending distally parallel to the posterior border of the tibia.

Incision length

The length of the incision is determined by the extent of the pathology and is typically 12 – 15 cm.

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