Valgus malalignment is an important risk factor in recurrent patella instability. This article explores the role of corrective osteotomy and discusses the various described methods both on the femoral and tibial sides of the joint. A detailed operative technique of medial closing wedge distal femoral osteotomy is included.
Keywords: Distal femoral osteotomy (DFO); High tibial osteotomy (HTO); Osteotomy; Patellofemoral instability; Valgus malalignment.
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