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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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NGUYEN-PHAM, Tuan; ALVAREZ-LOPEZ, Alejandro  and  AQUINO-MEDINA, Fior Daliza. Simultaneous knee arthroscopy and fibular ostectomy: a case report. AMC [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.6, pp.796-802. ISSN 1025-0255.


knee is one of the joints most affected by osteoarthritis, associated to angular deformities especially the varus, which makes treatment even more difficult.


to show a case report of a patient with knee osteoarthritis and varus deformity treated by simultaneous arthroscopy and proximal fibular ostectomy.

Clinical case:

a 64 year-old, white woman, without health morbid antecedents, was taken to the outpatient department complaining of left knee pain for a year, the pain gets worse with physical activities and reliefs with rest, pain killers and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Simple X Rays showed varus deformity of both knees more accentuated in the left one. Because of patient condition, she underwent surgery where it was performed a combined and simultaneous arthroscopy and proximal fibular ostectomy.


the technique is a useful, while combining two procedures in one, and it is feasible and reproducible in institutions with arthroscopic service training.

Keywords : OSTEOARTHRITIS, KNEE; GENU VARUM/surgery; ARTHROSCOPY/methods; OSTEOTOMY /methods; FIBULA /surgery.

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