Executive Editor: Amy Kapatkin General Editor: Noel Moens

Authors: Cassio Ferrigno

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Glossary

Incision for external fixator

A stab incision is performed at the desired location of pin placement. It is preferred to incise between muscles mass.

Open approach (craniomedial)

The open approach to the medial surface of the tibia is used for techniques requiring exposure of the tibial shaft and direct reduction.

Approaches for MIPO

The minimal invasive approach to the medial surface of the tibia is used for techniques that do not require exposure of the tibial shaft and direct reduction. This approach is commonly used in comminuted fractures.

Approach normograde insertion

Normograde insertion of intramedullary (IM) pin or interlocking nail (ILN).

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