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Which of the following describes the mechanical axis of a normally aligned limb?
A vertical line drawn from the femoral head through the center of the knee down to the center of the ankle
A valgus angle of 5-7 degrees created by two lines drawn down the shaft of the femur and tibia
A varus angle of 3 degrees created by two lines drawn down the shaft of the femur and tibia
A vertical line drawn from the femoral head passing 1.5 centimeters lateral to the center of the knee down to the center of the ankle
A vertical line drawn from the femoral head passing 1.5 centimeters medial to the center of the knee down to the center of the ankle
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A 67 year-old woman sustained an ACL tear while playing basketball when she was 35 years-old. She has noted progressive leg deformity and episodes of giving way, and now has pain preventing activity. Non-operative management has failed to provide relief. Treatment should consist of?
Opening wedge high tibial osteotomy with autograft
Closing wedge proximal tibial osteotomy
Medial interpositional arthroplasty
Medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty
Total knee arthroplasty