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Varus Approach and Osteophyte Removal

February 24, 2016

Contributors: Kirby Hitt, MD

Varus approach to the knee begins with the approach of choice of the surgeon, whether it be medial parapatellar, mid-vastus or sub-vastus; with release of the anteromedial capsule extending to the mid-coronal plane on the medial side. Examination at this point in extension reveals the amount of correction of the fixed varus deformity that is appreciated. At this point, if the knee is not corrected in extension, osteophytes can therefore be removed from the medial femoral condyle and tibial plateau. Release can be performed of the deep MCL extending posterior medially to include the semimembranosus, especially in cases with associated fixed flexion contracture. A repeat examination reveals correction of the fixed deformity and subsequent bony preparation can be undertaken.

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