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Distal femoral osteotomy.
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PMID:  25142271     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Osteotomies around the knee are well-recognized treatments for unloading the affected compartment in cases of lower limb malalignment. There are few papers in the literature describing the outcomes of distal femoral osteotomy (DFO), as compared with the studies reporting on high tibial osteotomy (HTO), probably because valgus malalignment is less common than the varus one. There is still debate as to what the correct indication is and which surgical techniques lead to the best outcomes in performing a DFO. Besides, it is still controversial whether patellofemoral arthritis should be considered as a contraindication to performing a DFO, as well as in HTO. In this article, we will summarize the indications for DFO, the surgical techniques reported in the literature, and their outcomes.
Authors:
Federica Rosso; Fabrizio Margheritini
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1935-973X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
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Created Date:  2014-8-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101317803     Medline TA:  Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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