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The Fixed Valgus Knee

  • Alfred J. TriaEmail author
  • Oren Goltzer
  • Mark J. Spangehl
  • Henry D. Clarke
  • Jacob M. Conjeski
  • Giles R. Scuderi
  • Leo A. Whiteside
  • David Rodriguez-Quintana
  • Brian S. Parsley
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Abstract

The valgus knee is a challenging knee for total knee arthroplasty. The deformity is less common than varus and requires more releasing to correct the deformity. The medial approach is the more common one because it is familiar to the surgeon; however, the lateral approach affords excellent visualization. The ligament imbalance can be approached both with tightening and releasing techniques, but releasing is once again more familiar to the operating surgeon.

Keywords

Valgus Releases Tightening ligaments Deformity Constrained knees Piecrust 

Notes

Financial Disclosures

Option 1: No author associated with this case report has disclosed any potential or pertinent conflicts that may be perceived to have impending conflict with this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred J. Tria
    • 1
    Email author
  • Oren Goltzer
    • 2
  • Mark J. Spangehl
    • 2
  • Henry D. Clarke
    • 2
  • Jacob M. Conjeski
    • 3
  • Giles R. Scuderi
    • 4
  • Leo A. Whiteside
    • 5
  • David Rodriguez-Quintana
    • 6
  • Brian S. Parsley
    • 6
  1. 1.Orthopedic Center of New JerseySomersetUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMayo ClinicPhoenixUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryLenox Hill HospitalNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Northwell Health Orthopedic InstituteNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Missouri Bone and Joint Center, Missouri Bone and Joint Research FoundationDes Peres HospitalSt. LouisUSA
  6. 6.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMcGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

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