Two groups of patients treated with different techniques of closed wedge tibial osteotomy were analyzed. Twenty-eight patients underwent the conventional technique and 31 patients underwent a closed-wedge osteotomy using a new osteotomy cutting jig and compression-dynamic fixation, The groups were comparable with respect to age, gender, and deformity. Using the conventional technique, only 68% of knees had an optimal postoperative femorotibial angle between 167° and 175°, compared to 88% using the new device (P=.02). High tibial osteotomy with an osteotomy jig provides a more accurate correction of deformity than the conventional technique.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine