1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Kanmon Medical Center, Shimonoseki, Japan
Untreated leg length discrepancy can cause spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee, which is associated with subchondral insufficiency fractures of the knee and progression or onset of osteoarthritis of the knee. Spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee can be secondary to cartilage loss or additional subchondral changes. A 40-year-old female underwent opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy and osteochondral grafting for osteonecrosis of the femoral medial condyle and osteoarthritis of the knee caused by leg length discrepancy after a traffic accident. High tibial osteotomy and cartilage restoration are often considered for the treatment of knee osteonecrosis with cartilage damage in younger patients.
Keywords: Osteonecrosis, Osteochondral grafting, Opening-wedge, High tibial, Osteotomy, Femoral, Knee.
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