Mar. 27, 2019
● Bone block, osteophytes in degenerative joint disease or bone blocks secondary to prior trauma mechanically abut the intercondylar notch, or tether the posterior capsule;
● And/or soft tissue contractures of posterior capsule and collateral ligaments.
To avoid of being misleading, the X-rays should be taken parallel to the tibial plateau surface and with a true anteroposterior position.
Surgical procedure for pure flexion contracture
VARUS DEFORMITY COMBINED WITH FLEXION CONTRACTURE
Varus deformity combined with flexion contracture
Releasing procedure for varus deformity combined with flexion contracture
It may appear that complete intraoperative correction may not be necessary for small contractures up to 30 degrees.