Creation of Femoral Socket

Completion of Pilot Hole   |  List of figures   |  Tibial Socket (arthroscopy)

The 7 mm femoral dilator is pushed into the bone using a mallet. The blade of the dilator should be held vertically in order to allow the blade to be deviated anteriorly and not to penetrate the hard posterior wall. Once the 40 mm long dilator is fully inserted, an oscillating motion of the dilator will create a cylindrical hole.