A 2021 consensus statement on osteotomies around the knee by the UK Knee Osteotomy consensus Group (KOG)
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BACKGROUND: There are significant deficiencies in the evidence base of modern-day osteotomy which result in significant variation in practice between surgeons. The purpose of this statement was to develop a consensus statement on the practice of osteotomy so that a more standardized approach to the indications, surgical technique, and postoperative care could be outlined. The article is also intended to educate and inform the practice of individuals who are early in their experience and/or clinical practice. METHOD: A group of 29 specialist knee surgeons who regularly perform osteotomy was convened to form the Knee Osteotomy consensus Group (KOG). Consensus was determined utilizing the consensus group technique described by List. A total of 37 questions were asked covering all aspects of clinical practice. RESULTS: 20 statements were generated and debated until a criterion level of 70% was met. CONCLUSIONS: Consensus was achieved regarding 20 statements concerning Indications for surgery, decision making, surgical planning, technique, post-operative assessment and recovery.