Tibia Spike Osteotomy for Genu Varum

  • Said Saghieh


The patient was brought to the operating room and placed supine on the operating table. After adequate general anesthesia was provided, a well-padded thigh tourniquet was placed. The lower extremity was then prepped and draped in the standard surgical fashion.

The lower extremity was exsanguinated with an Esmarch bandage and the tourniquet was inflated to 250 mm Hg. A 15 blade was used to make a 5 cm longitudinal incision in the middle third of the leg over the fibula. The bone was exposed subperiosteally and a 2 cm segment was resected. Prophylactic anterior compartment fasciotomy was next performed. The wound was closed in two layers: vicryl 3.0 for the subcutaneous tissue and monocryl 4.0 for the skin.


Lower Extremity Supine Position Drill Hole Compartment Syndrome Proximal Tibia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Said Saghieh
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  1. 1.Division of Orthopaedics, Department of SurgeryAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon

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