Femoral shaft bowing in the coronal plane has more significant effect on the coronal alignment of TKA than proximal or distal variations of femoral shape

@article{Kim2014FemoralSB,
  title={Femoral shaft bowing in the coronal plane has more significant effect on the coronal alignment of TKA than proximal or distal variations of femoral shape},
  author={Jong-Min Kim and Soo-Heon Hong and Bum-Sik Lee and Dong-Eun Kim and Kyung-ah Kim and Seong-Il Bin},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={23},
  pages={1936-1942}
}
The aim of this study was to determine (1) variations in the shape of the proximal, middle, and distal femur in a series of Korean patients who had undergone total knee arthroplasty (TKA), (2) the preoperative relationship between these three parameters and the distal valgus cutting angle referenced off the femoral intramedullary guide, and (3) whether there was any relationship between femoral bowing and variations in the shape of the proximal or distal femur in the coronal plane. The… CONTINUE READING