Davos Courses

Executive Editor: Ernst Raaymakers, Joseph Schatzker, Rick Buckley

Authors: Matthias Hansen, Rodrigo Pesantez

Proximal tibia Complete articular fracture, simple articular, multifragmentary metaphyseal - MIO - Angular stable plate

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Anterolateral approach

Make a straight incision lateral to the patella. Then, open the deep fascia anterior to the ilio-tibial tract.


MIO approach

Identify Gerdy’s tubercle. Make a straight incision about 5cm in length starting posteriorly to Gerdy’s tubercle and running distally and anteriorly.


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