Total knee arthroplasty in the valgus knee.

Paul J. Favorito, William Mihalko, Kenneth A. Krackow

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Abstract

The valgus knee presents a unique set of problems that must be addressed during total knee arthroplasty. Both bone and soft-tissue deformities complicate restoration of proper alignment, positioning of components, and attainment of joint stability. The variables that may need to be addressed include lateral femoral condyle or tibial plateau deficiencies secondary to developmental abnormalities, and/or wear; primary or acquired contracture of the lateral capsular and ligamentous structures; and, occasionally, laxity of the medial collateral ligament. Understanding the specific pathologic anatomy associated with the valgus knee is a prerequisite to selecting the proper surgical method to optimize component position and restore soft-tissue balance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-24
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Knee
Bone and Bones
Collateral Ligaments
Contracture
Thigh
Anatomy
Joints

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Total knee arthroplasty in the valgus knee. / Favorito, Paul J.; Mihalko, William; Krackow, Kenneth A.

In: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.01.2002, p. 16-24.

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Favorito, Paul J. ; Mihalko, William ; Krackow, Kenneth A. / Total knee arthroplasty in the valgus knee. In: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2002 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 16-24.
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