The saphenous nerve runs along the medial aspect of the distal femur. The
infrapatellar branches of the saphenous nerve lie on the medial and inferior
aspects of the patella. Postoperatively, there may be minor sensory disturbance
around and below the scar, but significant saphenous nerve damage is avoidable.
Occasionally, there may be postsurgical saphenous nerve neuroma formation which
is rarely a significant problem.
The long saphenous vein should be preserved.
There are no surgically important arteries on the medial side of the knee