OrthoSuperSite—April 14, 2011
Russell E. Windsor, MD, shared several technical tips and pearls in the field of deformity correction at the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement 2010 Winter Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
“Deformity correction is one of the more important goals of total knee replacement,” Windsor said. “You have to restore the anatomic alignment … the key to success is to have the balancing of the soft tissues correct. You do the bone work, but equal in the success of the replacement is the soft tissues.”
Windsor noted there are “basically three types” of deformity to deal with: varus, valgus and flexion.
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