February 1st, 2015 , Foot Ankle Spec

The Posterior Medial Blind Spot of the Distal Tibia: Implications for Surgical Fixation

The distal tibial blind spot represents an area where improperly measured long screws may pose a risk to surrounding anatomic structures and is not well visualized on AP, mortise, and lateral radiographs. Awareness of this area as well as the use of a 45° external rotation oblique view when placing fixation in this area may prevent iatrogenic injury.


Level V, Expert Opinion.