J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2021 Apr 26. Epub 2021 Apr 26.
From the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA (Hill), the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Thomas, Schroder, and Cole), the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN (Thomas, Schroder, and Cole), and the HealthPartners Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Bloomington, MN (Cole).
Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis is a surgical technique that is becoming increasingly common because radiographic images and implant technologies advance in capabilities. It is imperative for surgeons to enhance their understanding of the surgical anatomy related to new approaches for fracture fixation. While performing minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis, there is a danger of injuring structures in the common percutaneous and submuscular pathways. Read More