Distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) is a valid option for the treatment of young and active patients with lateral compartment osteoarthritis/overload and valgus malalignment. DFOs can be performed with a closing wedge or opening wedge technique. Lateral opening wedge DFO is usually preferred for smaller corrections, whereas medial closing wedge for larger corrections and in patients with high risk of nonunion. This article describes the relevant aspects regarding lateral opening wedge DFO, including patient selection, preoperative planning, surgical technique, results, and complications.

Lateral Opening Wedge Distal Femoral Osteotomy for Lateral Compartment Arthrosis/Overload

Pilone, Carola;Rosso, Federica;Cottino, Umberto;Rossi, Roberto;
2019

Abstract

Distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) is a valid option for the treatment of young and active patients with lateral compartment osteoarthritis/overload and valgus malalignment. DFOs can be performed with a closing wedge or opening wedge technique. Lateral opening wedge DFO is usually preferred for smaller corrections, whereas medial closing wedge for larger corrections and in patients with high risk of nonunion. This article describes the relevant aspects regarding lateral opening wedge DFO, including patient selection, preoperative planning, surgical technique, results, and complications.
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DFO; Knee osteotomy; Lateral compartment arthrosis; Lateral opening wedge DFO; Valgus knee; Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
Pilone, Carola; Rosso, Federica; Cottino, Umberto; Rossi, Roberto; Bonasia, Davide Edoardo*
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