Two-staged bilateral, femoral alignment Osteotomy with Conco
Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...
Introduction: Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism in humans and is orthopedically characterized by shortened extremities and an exaggerated lumbar lordosis. The surgical challenges are the maintenance of axial alignment during limb lengthening as well as joint preservation and alignment restoration.
Case Report: We present a 46-year-old female suffering from achondroplasia with severe pain in both knees. Severe varus deformities of both femurs and degeneration of both knee joints became apparent on clinical and radiological examination. On each femur, we performed one-staged, lateral closed-wedge osteotomy, and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Subsequently, the patient was relieved of knee joint pain and gained a greater range of motion.
Conclusion: One-staged valgization osteotomy and concomitant TKA represents a challenging, yet reasonable, the surgical solution in axially severe malaligned and joint degenerated patients.

https://goo.gl/qQZQqg
Like
Comment
Share