Anterolateral to the talus
The anterolateral approach to the talus is usually employed in combination with the anteromedial approach in order to gain access to the talar neck.
Anteromedial to the talus
The anteromedial approach to the talus is usually employed in combination with the anterolateral approach in order to expose the talar neck.
Medial malleolar osteotomy
An osteotomy of the medial malleolus exposes the medial aspect of the body of the talus and allows the surgeon to protect the posteromedial deltoid branches from the posterior tibial artery.