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.