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Supramalleolar Osteotomy in Patients with Varus Ankle Osteoarthritis
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc. 2011;15:119-123
Published online September 1, 2011
© 2011 J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.

Lee, Woo-Chun;Kim, Jung-Rae

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Received July 19, 2011; Revised August 10, 2011; Accepted August 16, 2011.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This article has reviewed the alignment of the ankle and hindfoot in varus ankle osteoarthritis. The indication and surgical technique of the supramalleolar osteotomy has been reviewed. Alignment of tibial plafond and hindfoot is variable in early stages of ankle osteoarthritis. Supramalleolar osteotomy is indicated for the treatment of ankle osteoarthritis in patients with minimal talar tilt and neutral or varus heel alignment.
Keywords : 내반 퇴행성 관절염; 족관절; 과상부 절골술 ; Varus osteoarthritis; Ankle; Supramalleolar osteotomy

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