Proposal of a New Reference Point to Determine the Tibial Resection Depth during Total Knee Arthroplasty for Valgus Knees
Takehiko Sugita1, *, Naohisa Miyatake1, Seiya Miyamoto1, Akira Sasaki1, Ikuo Maeda1, Masayuki Kamimura2, Toshimi Aizawa2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2021
First Page: 17
Last Page: 21
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-15-17
Article History:Received Date: 14/12/2020
Revision Received Date: 27/1/2021
Acceptance Date: 27/1/2021
Electronic publication date: 12/04/2021
Collection year: 2021
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The tibial resection depth during total knee arthroplasty for valgus knees has been variously described and not been standardized yet. Accordingly, it has been proposed in this article, that the sulcus between the medial and lateral intercondylar tibial tubercles can be used as a reference point for the tibial resection depth. The resection can be performed 8 to 9 mm distal to the sulcus.