Anatomic study of arthroscopic portal sites of the ankle.

  title={Anatomic study of arthroscopic portal sites of the ankle.},
  author={L A Feiwell and Carol Frey},
  journal={Foot & ankle},
  volume={14 3},
Numerous anatomic structures are at risk when performing ankle arthroscopy through the more commonly utilized portals. The purpose of this paper was to demonstrate the relative safety of each of the arthroscopic portal and Acufex external ankle distractor pin sites by measuring their proximity to the neurovascular structures surrounding the ankle joint. Six fresh cadaver specimens and 12 fresh-frozen, below-knee amputations were utilized for this study. An Acufex ankle distractor was applied… CONTINUE READING

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