Role of Osteotomy for Knee Cartilage, Meniscus, and Ligament Injuries

  • Joel HuleattEmail author
  • Robert LaPrade
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Knee cartilage, meniscus, and ligament injuries that are associated with malalignment can benefit from the redistribution of load and tibiofemoral repositioning provided by an osteotomy. A knee osteotomy as the first step or in combination with a ligament reconstruction improves outcomes in chronic anterior cruciate ligament and posterolateral corner instability, because it addresses the underlying mechanism for injury. For patients with malalignment receiving meniscal or osteochondral transplants, knee osteotomy can be expected to improve the survival of the grafts. However, careful patient selection and adequate biplanar angular correction are paramount to achieving durable success.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury High Tibial Osteotomy Ligament Reconstruction 
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  1. 1.The Steadman ClinicSteadman Philippon Research InstituteVailUSA

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