Complications of osteotomies about the knee.


Journal Article (Review)

High tibial osteotomy and distal femoral osteotomy are 2 popular techniques for the treatment of monocompartmental osteoarthritis of the knee joint in young patients. Injury to the popliteal neurovascular bundle is still considered to be the most severe complication during an osteotomy procedure even if the rate of occurrence is very low. Loss of correction and hardware failures are more frequent, but not as devastating. Patella baja and modification of tibial slope are associated with high tibial osteotomy. In contrast, complications most commonly associated with distal femoral osteotomy include nonunion and failure of the internal fixation. In general with evolution of techniques and fixation devices, complication rates seem to be reduced. A summary and literature review of complications associated with knee osteotomies will be discussed in this paper.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vena, G; D'Adamio, S; Amendola, A

Published Date

  • June 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 113 - 120

PubMed ID

  • 23649159

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23649159

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-1951

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JSA.0b013e3182900720


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States