Severe valgus deformity is manageable with soft tissue release, constrained condylar implant

Orthopedics Today—June 14, 2017

Orthopedics Today featured Steven B. Haas, MD, chief of knee service at HSS, who discussed how a valgus knee deformity can affect total knee replacement surgery.

Dr. Haas explained the cause of a valgus, which is a deformity where the bone is angled outward from the body's midline. "The valgus deformity often comes about primarily because there is lateral bone loss on the femur," said Dr. Haas.

In the article, Dr. Haas advised best surgical practices to correct a valgus deformity when performing a total knee replacement.

To read the full article, visit healio.com. This article also appeared in the June 2017 print edition.

 

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