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Incising the MCL and posteromedial capsule

If visualization of the posterior horn of medial meniscus remains suboptimal even after trying all possible techniques, the only remaining option is partially divide the MCL and posteromedial capsule rather than risking damage to the articular cartilage by forceful introduction of the instrument into posterior horn.

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