Nicolien Van Giffen

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Open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of varus gonarthrosis in the active patient. The various implants used in HTO differ with regard to its design, the fixation stability and osteotomy technique. It is assumed that the combination of a plate fixator with a biplanar, v-shaped osteotomy supports bone(More)
Since in vivo stability following high tibial osteotomy is unknown, surgeons customize the postoperative rehabilitation to the assumed implant stability, leaving us with numerous rehabilitation protocols. The purpose of the study is to quantify the fixation stability of different open-wedge high tibial osteotomy implants. It is hypothesized that the higher(More)
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