Lateral Opening-wedge Distal Femoral Osteotomy: Pain Relief, Functional Improvement, and Survivorship at 5 Years.

@article{Cameron2015LateralOD,
  title={Lateral Opening-wedge Distal Femoral Osteotomy: Pain Relief, Functional Improvement, and Survivorship at 5 Years.},
  author={James I. Cameron and Julie C. McCauley and Arash Y Kermanshahi and William Dick Bugbee},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2015},
  volume={473 6},
  pages={2009-15}
}
BACKGROUND Distal femoral varus osteotomy may be used to treat valgus knee malalignment or to protect a knee compartment in which cartilage restoration surgery (such as osteochondral or meniscus allografting) has been performed. Medial closing-wedge osteotomy has demonstrated good success in treatment of osteoarthritis in published series, but few studies have evaluated distal femoral lateral opening-wedge osteotomy in terms of correction of deformity, pain and function, and survivorship… CONTINUE READING