Knee Surg Relat Res.  2013 Dec;25(4):220-224. 10.5792/ksrr.2013.25.4.220.

Deformity Correction by Femoral Supracondylar Dome Osteotomy with Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing in Varus Deformity of the Distal Femur after Pathologic Fracture of Giant Cell Tumor

  • 1Department of Othopedic Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea.


Angular deformities of the distal femur occur in congenital diseases or due to acquired causes, such as malunion after a fracture of the distal femur. Angular deformities of the lower extremities affect the mechanical axis, causing changes in the weight pressure on the articular surface. As a result, angular deformities quicken the progression of osteoarthritis. Therefore, correction of deformities should be performed to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis. Distal femoral osteotomy is one of the methods to correct angular deformities in unicompartmental osteoarthritis. However, femoral supracondylar dome osteotomy with retrograde intramedullary nailing in the distal femur with a varus deformity has been rarely reported. Herein, we describe a technique for femoral supracondylar dome osteotomy with retrograde intramedullary nailing in a varus deformity after a pathologic fracture of giant cell tumor in the distal femur with a review of the relevant literature.


Femur; Deformity; Osteotomy; Intramedullary nailing
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