Anatomical relations of anterior and posterior ankle arthroscopy portals: a cadaveric study.

Ricardo Rodrigues Pinto, Xavier Martin Oliva, José Manuel Méndez López, Mariano Monzo Planella, Alex Bravo, Ricardo Rodrigues-Pinto

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    Abstract

    BACKGROUND: Ankle arthroscopy is an increasingly used technique. Knowledge of the anatomical structures in relation to its portals is paramount to avoid complications. METHODS: Twenty cadaveric ankles were analysed to assess the distance between relevant neurovascular structures to the anteromedial, anterolateral, posteromedial, and posterolateral arthroscopy portals. RESULTS: The intermediate dorsal branch of the superficial peroneal nerve was the closest structure to any of the portals (4.8 mm from the anterolateral portal), followed by the posterior tibial nerve (7.3 mm from the posteromedial portal). All structures analysed but one (posterior tibial artery) were, at least in one specimen,
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEuropean journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopédie traumatologie
    Volume25
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

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