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Distal Femoral Varus Osteotomy for the Management of Valgus Deformity of the Knee JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS Sherman, S. L., Thompson, S. F., Clohisy, J. F. 2018; 26 (9): 313–24


Distal femoral varus osteotomy is a well-described treatment option for patients with valgus malalignment associated with a variety of underlying conditions. This procedure may be the definitive treatment option in active patients with isolated lateral compartment osteoarthritis or posttraumatic arthritis. It may be a useful concomitant procedure in young patients with lateral meniscus deficiency, focal chondral defects, chronic medial collateral ligament insufficiency, and/or patellofemoral instability. Distal femoral varus osteotomy can be performed with medial closing wedge or lateral opening wedge techniques. Variable outcomes and complication rates have been reported. A framework for the use of distal femoral varus osteotomy can aid the orthopaedic surgeon in the evaluation and treatment of patients with symptomatic valgus malalignment.

View details for DOI 10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00179

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