Ankle - Medial Approach
This Ankle – Medial Approach course will teach you:
- To gain exposure of the medial part of the ankle.The medial approach allows access to the medial malleolus and the posterior margin of the tibia. The saphenous nerve and the long saphenous vein are encountered during this procedure.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Ankle – Medial Approach:
- Great saphenous vein and nerve injury
- Tibial posterior tendon injury
With the following tips you might perform the Ankle – Medial Approach even better:
- Facilitation of exposure of the posterior medial malleolus
- Crural fascia closure
- Posterior retinaculum closure
After studying the Ankle – Medial Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Persistent swelling
- Neurovascular injury
- Postoperative joint stiffness
Step by step
Mark the skin at the distal end of the medial malleolus.
Incise the skin on the medial surface of the tibia, from proximal to distal and curved slightly towards the foot when extending below the malleolus, extending 4-10 cm, depending on the fracture.
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