J Knee Surg 2024; 37(02): 86-91
DOI: 10.1055/a-2186-6013
Special Focus Section

Total Knee Arthroplasty in the Valgus Knee

Angelo Mannino
1   Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
Maxwell E. Weinberg
2   Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, Valley Stream, New York
Giles R. Scuderi
1   Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
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An estimated 10 to 15% of total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) are implanted for a diagnosis of arthritis when a valgus deformity is present. There are various techniques and considerations that must be considered for a successful TKA in a patient with a valgus deformity. This article provides a detailed summary of the anatomy, pathology, bone preparation, soft tissue management, implant selection, and complications when performing a TKA in a patient with valgus deformity.

Publication History

Received: 05 July 2023

Accepted: 04 October 2023

Accepted Manuscript online:
05 October 2023

Article published online:
30 October 2023

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