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Could fulkerson osteotomy help correct bow legs?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No.

A fulkerson osteotomy involves elevating the patella tendon attachment to the tibia (shin bone) to decrease the force beteeen the femur (thigh bone) and patella.
A high tibia osteotomy (or proximal tibia osteotomy) is carried out to re-align bow legs secondary to medial (inner) knee arthritis and decrease medial knee pain. They are 2 different operations.

In brief: No.

A fulkerson osteotomy involves elevating the patella tendon attachment to the tibia (shin bone) to decrease the force beteeen the femur (thigh bone) and patella.
A high tibia osteotomy (or proximal tibia osteotomy) is carried out to re-align bow legs secondary to medial (inner) knee arthritis and decrease medial knee pain. They are 2 different operations.
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No

Fulkerson osteotomy address patellofemoral pathology, not tibial bowing.

In brief: No

Fulkerson osteotomy address patellofemoral pathology, not tibial bowing.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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