The Eeklo modified subvastus approach for total knee

Author(s): Ignace Ghijselings


This paper describes step by step a modified Far Medial Subvastus approach, the Eeklo Modified Subvastus approach (EMS) for the placement of a Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). The EMS approach is a modified subvastus The EMS approach provides excellent exposure of the knee joint with preservation of all peri-articular soft tissues. The incision of the EMS approach evades any bony prominence, which causes less chance of skin necrosis.

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