Osteotomy for the Varus Knee in Cartilage Surgery

Patricia M. Lutz, Andreas B. Imhoff, Matthias J. Feucht

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Osteotomies around the knee in patients with varus malalignment are commonly used combined with cartilage repair procedures. Malalignment plays a crucial role in the development and hence in the treatment of cartilage defects, since the mechanical alignment of the lower extremity has a great impact on joint loading. Malalignment is an important risk factor for failure of cartilage repair procedures. With the aim of creating optimal biomechanical conditions for the induced or transplanted repair tissue, unloading osteotomies should be part of the standard therapy in cartilage surgery of varus knees.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCartilage Injury of the Knee
Subtitle of host publicationState-of-the-Art Treatment and Controversies
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783030780517
ISBN (Print)9783030780500
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • ACI
  • Cartilage
  • Chondrocyte transplantation
  • HTO
  • Malalignment
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteotomy
  • Unloading
  • Varus


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