Editorial: What is varus or valgus knee alignment?: a call for a uniform radiographic classification.

@article{Kamath2010EditorialWI,
  title={Editorial: What is varus or valgus knee alignment?: a call for a uniform radiographic classification.},
  author={Atul F Kamath and Craig L. Israelite and John G. Horneff and Paul A. Lotke},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2010},
  volume={468 6},
  pages={1702-4}
}
The description of coronal alignment in the perioperative assessment of knee disorders is important for accurately reporting diagnoses and outcomes. Most orthopaedic subspecialties—pediatrics, osteotomy/deformity correction, sports medicine, and tumor reconstruction—rely on coronal alignment to ensure satisfactory, reproducible, and reliable outcomes. After TKA, proper coronal alignment is important, as malalignment may lead to component failure [2, 5, 9, 12, 16]. All areas of lower extremity… CONTINUE READING

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