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Fig. 4 | Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics

Fig. 4

From: Periosteal vascularization of the distal femur in relation to distal femoral osteotomies: a cadaveric study

Fig. 4

Lateral side of a left distal femur with the branching of the superior lateral genicular artery. The lateral transverse artery (LTA) is the transversely travelling artery and is accompanied by two venae comitantes. The LLA is the lateral longitudinal artery. The dotted line represents the height of the first transverse osteotomy cut (lateral open- and closed-wedge distal femoral osteotomies) and the proximal grey zone is an example of the area were the second transverse bone cuts are positioned in lateral closed-wedge distal femoral osteotomies (depending of pre-planned distance)

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