COMPARISON OF FEMOROTIBIAL ANGLE BEFORE AND AFTER PROXIMAL FIBULAR OSTEOTOMY IN OSTEOARTHRITIS KNEE IN INDIAN POPULATION
Dr. Ashok Vidyarthi and *Dr. Mayank Pratap Singh
The aim of this was to study the effect of PFO on the predominant medial compartment osteoarthritis knee. In a period of one year, 40 patients with predominant medial compartment osteoarthritis were operated in our department of orthopaedics. 2cm long fibula was resected 7 cm to 9 cm distally from the head of fibula. In our study, the average age of presentation was 64.1 year. The outcome was evaluated radiologically by using FTA. Follow up was done according to set proforma. Post operatevily mean FTA improved to 181.8 +1.159 degree from 184.05 + 1.694 degreespreoperatively (bothvalues were significant P<0.001). It was concluded that PFO is a new and cost effective surgery for predominant medial compartment osteoarthritis of knee with obvious correction of FTA and varus malalignment of lower limb axis.
Keywords: PFO - Proximal Fibular Osteotomy FTA – Femorotibial Angle.
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