What are the contraindications for osteotomy for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA)?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Contraindications for osteotomy are as follows:

  • Knee flexion of less than 90°
  • A flexion-extension contracture of more than 15°
  • Varus over 15°-20°
  • Instability from previous trauma or surgery
  • Severe arterial insufficiency
  • Bicompartmental involvement

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