Review ArticlesOsteotomies: The Surgical Treatment of the Valgus KneePuddu, Giancarlo MD; Cipolla, Massimo MD; Cerullo, Guglielmo MD; Franco, Vittorio MD; Giannì, Enrico MDAuthor Information Clinica Valle Giulia, Via De Notaris 2b, 00197 Roma, Italy Reprints: Prof Giancarlo Puddu, MD, Via Savoia 80, 00198 Roma, Italy (e-mail: email@example.com). Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: March 2007 - Volume 15 - Issue 1 - p 15-22 doi: 10.1097/JSA.0b013e3180305c76 Buy Metrics Abstract Lateral compartment arthrosis from congenital valgus or the result of previous lateral meniscectomy can be a disabling condition. Realignment osteotomy, which may avoid or delay the need for a total knee replacement, is appropriate for young or middle-aged patients suffering from a painful valgus knee. Medium or large corrections can be managed with distal femoral lateral opening wedge osteotomy while minimal deformities are best treated with medial closing wedge tibial osteotomy. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.