Distal femoral varus osteotomy for lateral osteoarthritis of the knee: a minimum ten-year follow-up

@article{Kosashvili2009DistalFV,
  title={Distal femoral varus osteotomy for lateral osteoarthritis of the knee: a minimum ten-year follow-up},
  author={Yona Kosashvili and Oleg A. Safir and Allan E. Gross and Guy Morag and Dror Lakstein and David J. Backstein},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={249-254}
}
Distal femoral varus osteotomy (DFVO) may be indicated for symptomatic lateral compartment gonarthrosis associated with valgus deformity in younger, active patients. Thirty-three consecutive DFVOs (31 patients) with a minimum follow-up of ten years (mean 15.1, range 10–25) were reviewed. Fifteen DFVOs were converted to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and one DFVO was awaiting TKA, reaching an overall failure rate of 48.5% at a mean of 15.6 years (range 6–21.5). Of the remaining 17 DFVOs, ten (58… CONTINUE READING