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Approaches for MIO


Following retraction of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, an incision is made through the superficial and deep leafs of the fascia lata along the cranial border of the biceps femoris muscle. Caudal retraction of the biceps femoris muscle exposes the origin of the vastus lateralis on the intertrochanteric crest. Partial elevation of the vastus muscle from the crest may be required to expose the proximal shaft of the femur.