J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2018 Aug;53(4):283-292. 10.4055/jkoa.2018.53.4.283.

Osteotomy around the Knee: Indication and Preoperative Planning

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. aestro-jin@hanmail.net

Abstract

Osteotomy around the knee is a widely considered surgical procedure for osteoarthritis with lower extremity malalignment. High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is performed for varus deformity, while distal femur osteotomy (DFO) is performed for valgus deformity. However, if the correction is insufficient, double osteotomy can also be considered. This report included the basic principles and current concepts of patient selection and preoperative planning in osteotomy around the knee.

Keyword

knee joint; osteoarthritis; osteotomy
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