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Fig. 1 | Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics

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From: A retinaculum-sparing surgical approach preserves porcine stifle joint cartilage in an experimental animal model of cartilage repair

Fig. 1

Comparison of traditional and MIS exposure of the porcine stifle joint. P represents the patella, Pt represents the patella tendon, and TT represents the tibial tubercle (a) Exposure of the capsule with the dotted line representing the incision of both skin and capsule needed for a traditional approach. b The traditional approach allows for extensive exposure of the trochlea with dislocation of the patella. c A much smaller incision is needed for the MIS approach. d The exposure of the trochlea is adequate to create cartilage defects. Note the inferior border of the patella can be seen at the superior portion of the incision and remains located

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