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Medial malleolar osteotomy


An osteotomy of the medial malleolus exposes the medial aspect of the body of the talus and allows the surgeon to protect the posteromedial deltoid branches from the posterior tibial artery which is the main blood supply to the body of the talus.

This approach is used to expose an irreducible fracture dislocation of the talus as well as fractures of the body of the talus and complex fractures of the neck with posterior extensions.