Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy September 2017, Volume 25, Issue 9, pp 2835–2840

Single-stage total knee arthroplasty and osteotomy as treatment of secondary osteoarthritis with severe coronal deviation of joint surface due to extra-articular deformity

Veltman, E.S., van Wensen, R.J.A., Defoort, K.C. et al.


Severe extra-articular deformities can be treated with single-stage total knee replacement (TKA) and osteotomy. Aim of this study was to examine the patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and the complications after single-stage TKA and osteotomy. We hypothesized patients achieve good outcome after single-stage TKA and osteotomy, which is comparable to outcome after primary TKA without deformity.



Twenty-one patients with severe extra-articular deformity who underwent single-stage TKA and deformity-correcting osteotomy were reviewed and invited to fill in PROMs including the Oxford Knee Score, the Short Form-12, a Visual Analogue Scale for pain, and questions about satisfaction and quality of life.



The mean follow-up period was 64 months. Ten patients were treated with TKA and supracondylar femoral osteotomy. Although PROMs showed good results (mean quality of life score was 85 out of 100), two patients had a revision of the osteotomy due to non-union. Eleven patients were treated with TKA and high tibial osteotomy. Patients were satisfied with the results (mean quality of life score was 81 out of 100). Two patients developed infection requiring debridement, resulting in one arthrodesis and one gastrocnemius transfer for wound closure.



In general, patients were satisfied with the postoperative result. Outcome was comparable to patients after primary TKA in the literature. However, serious complications need to be taken into account.


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