J Knee Surg 2017; 30(05): 393-408
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1603503
Special Focus Section
Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Lower Limb Deformity Analysis and the Planning of an Osteotomy

Steffen Schröter
1  BG Unfallklinik Tübingen, Klinik für Unfall-und Wiederherstellungschirurgie der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
,
David William Elson
2  Department of Orthopaedics, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, United Kingdom
,
Atesch Ateschrang
1  BG Unfallklinik Tübingen, Klinik für Unfall-und Wiederherstellungschirurgie der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
,
Christoph Ihle
1  BG Unfallklinik Tübingen, Klinik für Unfall-und Wiederherstellungschirurgie der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
,
Ulrich Stöckle
1  BG Unfallklinik Tübingen, Klinik für Unfall-und Wiederherstellungschirurgie der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
,
Jörg Dickschas
3  Department of Orthopaedics, Klinikum Bamberg Standort Klinikum am Bruderwald, Bamberg, Bayern, Germany
,
Jörg Harrer
4  Department of Orthopaedics, Helmut-G-Walther-Klinikum Lichtenfels gGmbH, Lichtenfels, Bayern, Germany
› Author Affiliations
Further Information

Publication History

02 March 2017

18 April 2017

Publication Date:
09 June 2017 (online)

Abstract

This review article provides an overview of lower limb deformity analysis. A brief history and radiographic standards are presented. Deformity analysis is considered in the frontal, sagittal, and axial planes, from simple to more complex cases. The authors recommended analysis methods based on their own experience of deformity correction, while acknowledging that there may be different ways to treat individual cases. Subsequently, methods for osteotomy planning to address the identified deformities are discussed.

Note

The first author is a consultant for DePuy Synthes. The second author is chairman of the United Kingdom Knee Osteotomy Registry, which receives funding from several different industry sponsors.