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Osteotomies around the knee

Mui-Hong Lim and John Bartlett

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.008004

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Osteotomies around the knee

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Osteotomy about the knee can correct deformity and alter the alignment of the knee in different planes.

Osteotomy of the knee is indicated for correction of alignment and offloading of affected compartment in osteoarthritis, instability, post cartilage repair and meniscectomy.

Pre-operative planning for osteotomy of the knee involves patient selection, clinical and radiological assessment to achieve the desired knee alignment.

Depending of the type of knee deformity, distal femoral or proximal osteotomy is indicated of the correction of the deformity.

Osteotomy of the knee has been shown to provide pain relief and improve function in majority of patient.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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