Constant knee flexion angle during posteromedial portal creation.

During creation of the posteromedial portal a constant knee flexion angle should be maintained to prevent relative shifting of the capsule, subcutaneous tissue and skin. This is especially important in the posteromedial area since the instruments must travel farther through the subcutaneous tissue to reach the joint than with the anterior approaches.

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