A medial based slightly curved incision is made over the cranial aspect of the tibia. The incision originates at the level of the distal femur and extends distally to the proximal one third of the tibia.
A closed suction drain is often used because of the likelihood of seroma formation in this location. The subcutaneous tissue and skin are closed routinely. A sterile dressing and a stent bandage are applied to the surgical incision.