Midvastus approach in total knee arthroplasty: a description and a cadaveric study determining the distance of the popliteal artery from the patellar margin of the incision.

@article{Cooper1999MidvastusAI,
  title={Midvastus approach in total knee arthroplasty: a description and a cadaveric study determining the distance of the popliteal artery from the patellar margin of the incision.},
  author={R. E. Cooper and Germ{\'a}n Trinidad and Walter R Buck},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={505-8}
}
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA), one of the most efficacious procedures in orthopedics, requires complete exposure of the knee joint for precise instrumentation. Although most orthopedic surgeons agree that TKA is easily performed using a medial parapatellar approach, a large segment of the patellar blood flow is disrupted by this exposure. The southern or subvastus approach addresses these concerns; however, the procedure has the disadvantage of inadequate exposure in certain patients. A… CONTINUE READING

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