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The authors report their experience in surgical treatment of the arthritic varus knee. After a comparative study of the most commonly used osteotomy techniques, they describe the results of their first cases of metaphyseal tibial corticotomy and angular distraction using an external fixator (25 cases).
The authors report their experience in treating angular and rotational deformities of the lower limb by an original method consisting of corticotomy and gradual distraction with an external fixator on the opposite side of the limb as the deformity. The Castaman angular and Monticelli-Spinelli circular external fixators were employed (Castaman, 1983;… (More)