Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Larry Bramlage

Femur

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Glossary

Skin incision

Lateral approach

The incision is made from the lateral aspect of the greater trochanter to the lateral aspect of the patella following the junction of the biceps femoris and the vastus lateralis muscles.
The incision can be extended cranially at the proximal extent for access to the femoral neck or can be extended caudally at the distal end along the path of the lateral patellar tendon for access to the stifle joint and distal femoral condyles.

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