Tibia Plateau - Medial Approach
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Tibia Plateau - Medial Approach

This Tibia Plateau – Medial Approach course will teach you:

  • To access the tibial plateau using a medial 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 – Medial Approach:

  • Saphenous vein injury
  • Saphenous nerve injury

With the following tips you might perform the Tibia Plateau – Medial Approach even better:

  • Facilitating exposure of the pes anserinus by sartorius muscle retraction
  • Facilitating joint capsule exposure by pes anserinus retraction
  • Dissection of the gastrocnemius muscle

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

  • Injury to the saphenous neurovascular bundle
  • Joint instability

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

Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Identify

Identify the following landmarks: the medial condyle of the femur; the tibial plateau; the medial joint space
and the posterior and anterior borders of the tibia.

Mark

Mark the incision line from the medial femoral condyle to the posterior border of the tibia.

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