Does Superficial Medial Collateral Ligament Release in Open-Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy for Varus Osteoarthritic Knees Increase Valgus Laxity?

@article{Seo2016DoesSM,
  title={Does Superficial Medial Collateral Ligament Release in Open-Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy for Varus Osteoarthritic Knees Increase Valgus Laxity?},
  author={S S Seo and Chang-Wan Kim and Jin-Hyuk Seo and Do-Hun Kim and Chang-Rack Lee},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={908-15}
}
BACKGROUND Medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO) requires the release of the superficial medial collateral ligament (sMCL). However, research on medial laxity among patients who undergo OWHTO is rare. PURPOSE To evaluate the changes in medial laxity of the knee joint as related to the complete release of the sMCL through serial valgus stress… CONTINUE READING