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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015
Outcome of High Tibial Open Wedge Osteotomy Stabilized by Unilateral External Fixator in the management of Osteoarthritis Knee- A Clinical Study
Abstract: Study Design A Clinical Study. Objectives To study the efficacy of High Tibial Open Wedge Osteotomy in Osteoarthritis Knee patients. Summary of Background Data Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease affecting articular cartilage causing reduction of joint space thus altering mechanical axis of joint. High tibial wedge osteotomy aligns the mechanical axis of joint transfering load from medial to lateral compartment. Methods A clinical study of 30 cases of osteoarthritis knee operated with osteotomy and analyzing results of operation with respect to age, activity, gender, degree of arthritis, weight, angulation and pre and postoperative pain. Results We found an excellent results of operation in terms of pain, range of motion and walking distance.
Keywords: Osteoarthritis, High Tibial Osteotomy, Hemicallostasis
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015,
Pages: 1371 - 1375