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Osteotomy for Tibiofemoral Malalignment

  • Andreas H. Gomoll
  • Jack Farr
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Abstract

Coronal plane malalignment, of both varus and valgus, has important implications for cartilage repair. In order to rebalance the load on the knee joint, realignment osteotomy should be considered, both in isolation for more advanced degenerative changes and an adjunct to cartilage repair and meniscal transplantation. This chapter builds upon the general discussion of tibiofemoral malalignment in the previous overview chapter and details the technical aspects of high tibial and distal femoral osteotomy.

Keywords

Osteotomy technique HTO DFO 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.OrthoIndy Knee Preservation and Cartilage Restoration Center of IndianaIndianapolisUSA

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