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Anterolateral approach

Release the proximal attachment of the tibialis anterior muscle. If necessary release the ilio-tibial tract by incising it or taking a small flake of bone from Gerdy’s tubercle.

Avoid the peroneal nerve which runs posterior to the biceps femoris tendon at its attachment to the fibular head.

Do not attempt to expose the postero-medial side of the tibia from the antero-lateral approach.