Distal femoral medial closing wedge osteotomy for degenerative valgus knee : mid-term results in active patients.
Distal femoral medial closing wedge osteotomy for degenerative valgus knee : mid-term results in active patients. Acta Orthop Belg. 2017 Mar;83(1):140-145 Authors: Buda R, Castagnini F, Gorgolini G, Baldassarri M, Vannini F Abstract Distal femoral medial closing wedge osteotomy (DFMCWO) may be a valuable treatment for arthritic valgus knees in young and active adults, with the possible aim of procrastinating knee replacement. 32 valgus knees (mean age : 41.4±11.2) treated with DFMCWO were retrospectively reviewed. All the knees had a lateral compartment osteoarthritis graded I-II-III according to Kellgren Lawrence classification. 20 knees had osteochondral lesions, treated with microfractures (8) or bone marrow derived cells transplantation (12). Patients were clinically (IKDC, KOOS, NRS, Tegner) and radiologically evaluated. A mean follow-up of 62.12±15.65 was achieved. KOOS score peaked at 24 months, showed a decremental trend, achieved a final results of 79,59±17,14. Similar trend was evident for IKDC. The final NRS score was 2.73±1.82 ; the final Tegner score was 4.81±1.56. Radiographs showed degenerative progression in 5 knees : 2 patients underwent knee replacement at the final follow-up. DFMCWO is an effective treatment to treat osteoarthritic symptomatology, delay degenerative progression and avoid knee replacement in valgus knees at mid-term follow-up. PMID: 29322906 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions This study is the first to examine associations of long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids intake with OA risk and the largest to examine associations with RA risk. Despite their therapeutic potential, the study provides no evidence of benefit of these nutrients in relation to arthritis risk.
ARTHRITIS comes in different forms, but the most common type is osteoarthritis which usually occurs in the knee. Exercise is important if you have the condition, as it helps to limit pain and maintain mobility. You can do this simple exercise at home to help reduce joint inflammation.
Conditions: Osteoarthritis, Hip; Osteoarthritis; Arthritis; Musculoskeletal Diseases or Conditions Interventions: Procedure: Corin Optimised Positioning System; Procedure: Standard templating Sponsors: University of Oxford; Corin; Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust Recruiting
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