Distal Opening Wedge Femoral Osteotomy for the Treatment of a Valgus Deformity



In this chapter, we present the surgical steps to perform an opening lateral wedge distal femoral osteotomy, which is fixed using a 95° angled blade plate. The overall aim of this osteotomy is to correct the mechanical axis of the lower limb to a normal varus (0–3° of varus). In general, it is better to slightly overcorrect than to undercorrect. During preoperative planning one can determine the desired angle of correction and the opening that will be needed to obtain this correction.


Mechanical Axis Joint Line Femoral Osteotomy Iliac Crest Bone Graft Screw Hole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Antwerp Orthopedic Center, Monica HospitalsAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgerySports Health and Performance Institute, The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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