The medial approach to the distal femur is useful to expose a medial distal
femoral fractures, a Hoffa-type fracture, osteochondroma, or a neoplastic
lesion of bone.
It is also useful to expose the neurovascular bundle when a distal femoral
fracture is complicated by an arterial injury.
The approach can be extended to expose the posterior cruciate ligament.
This approach also allows limited access to the posterior aspect of the