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MIO approach

Minimally invasive osteosynthesis – Approach femur

Principles

The advantages of minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis of the femoral shaft are lessening of the extent of muscle detachment and reduced compromise of bone vascularity.

Approaches for minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis are usually performed laterally. They vary according to the fracture location: proximal (segment 1), mid-shaft (segment 2), or distal femur (segment 3) sections.

Thorough preoperative planning is compulsory in order to define the necessary specific approach locations.