Closed-wedge tibial osteotomy: Conventional technique versus a new system of compression-dynamic fixation

D. Tigani, A. Del Baldo, P. Trentani, F. Trentani, A. Marinelli, G. Bianchi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1265-1268
Number of pages4
JournalOrthopedics
Volume25
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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