Is there a better way to correct the varus knee?

By Jennie McKee

Retrotubercle osteotomy may have more favorable results than conventional surgery

According to Seyed Morteza Kazemi, MD, medial opening wedge osteotomy (MOWO) is a “fast, easy, and precise” method for treating the varus knee, but it does have disadvantages. The surgery can cause changes in posterior tibial slope and the height of the patellar tendon, and can lead to patella baja as well as malunion or nonunion.

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