Posteromedial Opening-Wedge Tibial Osteotomy for Metaphyseal Varus and Abnormal Posterior Slope Correction in Failed Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions Using a Custom Cutting Guide

  • Corin Boris
  • Wilson Adrian
  • Khakha Raghbir
  • Kley Kristian
  • Parratte Sebastien
  • Ollivier Matthieu


Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction after graft failure may need associated bone correction to ensure stability of the knee. This article presents a technique of posteromedial opening-wedge osteotomy using a custom cutting guide to correct increased tibial slope and metaphyseal varus deformity after recurrent graft failure. An autograft quadriceps tendon graft was selected for the revision anterior cruciate ligament graft. After exposure with an anteromedial incision a patient specific cutting guide was used to make the high tibial osteotomy. The final fixation of the posteromedial opening was achieved using a low-profile locking plate and a femoral head allograft bone wedge. The tibial tunnel was planned and included in the patient-specific cutting guide. The femoral tunnel was placed using an outside to in manner. Bioabsorbable screws were used as fixation devices.