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BONE AND JOINT DEFORMITIES - SCIENTIFIC PAPERS  100° CONGRESS OF THE PIEMONTESE-LIGURIAN-LOMBARD SOCIETY OF ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY (S.P.L.L.O.T.) - Pavia, June 20-21, 2003 

Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2003 April;54(2):147-50

Copyright © 2003 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Knee osteotomy using the Puddu technique

Savarese A., Pasquali F., Egidio A., Nanni M. L., Borroni C., Simonini G.

Divisione di Ortopedia e Traumatologia Ospedale di Manerbio, Brescia


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The functional purpose of knee osteotomy is described in brief. Varus-valgus axial alignment deformities involve the risk of arthritic degeneration (varus or valgus arthritic knee) while an arthritic knee can subsequently become varus or valgus (arthritic varus or valgus knee).
Surgical techniques used, from Jackson and Coventry to the present day, have been innumerable. For the past 2 years we have been using the Puddu-Fowler technique with excellent results. The need for a very precise indication is underlined. Technical details and possible complications are also described.

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