External fixation in proximal tibial osteotomy: a comparison of three methods

@article{Geiger1999ExternalFI,
  title={External fixation in proximal tibial osteotomy: a comparison of three methods},
  author={Florian Geiger and Ulrich H. Schneider and Martin Lukoschek and Volker Ewerbeck},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={1999},
  volume={23},
  pages={160-163}
}
During a period of 6 years (1990–1996), 154 patients with unilateral gonarthrosis underwent proximal tibial osteotomy using 3 different methods of external fixation: (1) closing wedge osteotomy and bilateral fixation; (2) closing wedge osteotomy with unilateral fixation, and (3) opening wedge osteotomy with unilateral fixation. The most common complications were pin-tract infection (25%), temporary nerve palsy (10%), and loss of alignment (17%). At least one complication developed in 33% of… CONTINUE READING
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