Surgical technique of the midvastus arthrotomy.

@article{Engh1998SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical technique of the midvastus arthrotomy.},
  author={Gerard A Engh and Nancy L Parks},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1998},
  volume={351},
  pages={270-4}
}
For more than 25 years most surgeons have used a medial parapatellar surgical approach for total knee arthroplasty because this technique affords simplicity and excellent exposure to all compartments of the knee. This article describes how the midvastus muscle splitting approach achieves surgical exposure equivalent to that of the standard medial parapatellar approach, while preserving the integrity of the vastus medialis insertion into the medial border of the quadriceps tendon. This total… CONTINUE READING
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