Tibia Plateau - Anterolateral Approach
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Tibia Plateau - Anterolateral Approach

This Tibia Plateau – Anterolateral Approach course will teach you:

  • To access the tibial plateau using the anterolateral approach. This is most commonly indicated for fracture assessment in conjunction with a subsequent reconstruction.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Tibia Plateau – Anterolateral Approach:

  • Peroneal nerve injury

After studying the Tibia Plateau – Anterolateral Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Fibular nerve palsy
  • Joint instability

You might also be interested in:
Tibia Plateau – Medial Approach
Knee – Parapatellar Approach

Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Identify

Identify the landmarks, the patella and the lateral tubercle of the tibia.

Incise

Incise the skin in a slighlty curved line starting lateral of the patella and extending distally lateral of the anterior border of the tibia.

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