Ankle - Lateral Approach
This Ankle – Lateral Approach course will teach you:
- To gain exposure of the lateral part of the ankle. The lateral approach allows access to the lateral malleolus, the posterolateral tibia and the syndesmosis. The sural nerve is at risk during this procedure.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Ankle – Lateral Approach:
- Superficial peroneal nerve injury
- Sural nerve and small saphenous vein damage
With the following tips you might perform the Ankle – Lateral Approach even better:
- Facilitation of fibula exposure
- Crural fascia closure
After studying the Ankle – Lateral Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Persistent swelling
- Neurovascular injury
- Postoperative joint stiffness
Step by step
Mark the distal end of the lateral malleolus.
Incise the skin on the lateral malleolus, in line with the fibula, from distal to proximal, extending 10-15 cm, depending on the fracture.
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