Genu Valgum Correction and Biplanar Osteotomies

Clin Sports Med. 2022 Jan;41(1):47-63. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2021.08.001.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Femur / diagnostic imaging
  • Femur / surgery
  • Genu Valgum* / diagnostic imaging
  • Genu Valgum* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability* / surgery
  • Knee Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Knee Joint / surgery
  • Osteotomy
  • Tibia / diagnostic imaging
  • Tibia / surgery