Ankle - Medial Approach
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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

You might also be interested in:
Ankle – Anterior Approach
Ankle – Posterolateral Approach
Ankle – Lateral Approach

Step by step

Medial approach

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin at the distal end of the medial malleolus.

Incise

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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