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MIPO approach

Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) approach to the distal femur from lateral/anterolateral

Two Hohmann retractors are recommended - one anterior and one posterior - for a secure exposure of the femoral shaft.

Pearl: use of Hohmann retractors

Hohmann retractors ensure appropriate plate positioning on the femur. It is wise first to ensure that the most proximal screw hole of the plate is centrally located, before any other screws are inserted in the proximal plate.